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Gareth Thomas (1945-2016)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:00 pm    Post subject: Gareth Thomas (1945-2016) Reply with quote

Sadly, actor Gareth Thomas passed away yesterday morning, 13th April 2016, from heart failure.

He had been unwell recently, and was in hospital having tests.

Gareth was cast in "Murdersville" (1967) as Assassin With Sunglasses (albeit uncredited on screen, as many 1960s credit lists were a bit sparse). He is perhaps better known to generations of telefantasy fans as the rebel leader Roj Blake in the BBC's "Blakes 7" (1978-81). He also starred in "Morgan's Boy", "Star Maidens", "Children of the Stones", and had parts in films such as "Quatermass and the Pit".

Our thoughts are with his wife Linda, family and friends.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gareth was known for being a fan's actor, always going the extra mile for those who appreciated his work. A sad loss.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Played Blake perfectly as a flawed hero. RIP
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good obituary by the ever-detailed Toby Hadoke:

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/apr/14/gareth-thomas-obituary?CMP=share_btn_fb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote









Gareth in and out of Murdersville.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched Children of the Stones just the other week, he will be greatly missed.
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