Tinky Winky dies

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  1. Sarah

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42788001

    Tributes have been paid to actor Simon Shelton, best known for playing purple Teletubby Tinky Winky, following his death at the age of 52.

    Actress Emily Atack said her "wonderful uncle" had been "taken so suddenly" and was "the kindest and most talented man you could ever wish to meet".

    Shelton took over the role of handbag-carrying Tinky Winky after original actor Dave Thompson was sacked in 1997.

    Other roles included The Dark Knight in children's TV show Incredible Games.

    So very young :(
     
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    Eh-awww, that's sad news, 52 is no age at all.
     
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    Very sad he is young. My condolences to his family and friends.

    I watched the series with my Nieces and Nephews cute series.
     

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