"Before I became an actor I was among thousands of young men conscripted into National Service. So I am also a Forces veteran, and it is very reassuring to know that if I or any other veteran should suffer from vision impairment I am eligible for the invaluable support of Blind Veterans UK. If you know a veteran suffering from sight loss go to www.noonealone.org.uk” - Bill Treacher, BBC EastEnders Actor #noonealone
Bill Treacher on leaving role as Arthur Fowler and his illness since EastEnders
Memorable EastEnders departures: (Bill Treacher as Arthur) In 1996, troubled Arthur Fowler (Bill Treacher) was in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Arthur received a blow to his head during a prison fracas. On his release, he suffered a brain hemorrhage at his beloved allotment. He died later in hospital, leaving the Fowler family heartbroken.
"Arthur"/ Bill Treacher.Bill Treacher was shocked Arthur was killed off in 1996 because "you never know, you might need to come back and earn a few grand". He's since appeared in films The Musketeer, Tale of the Mummy and George the Dragon, plus The Bill and Casualty.