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Some sad news this morning as Welsh actor Gareth Thomas – who was best known for his role as Roj Blake in the classic sci-fi series Blake’s 7, has passed away at the age of 71 having suffered heart failure, it has been announced.
“It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Gareth Thomas passed away this morning, 13 April 2016, from heart failure,” reported the official fan website Blake’s 7 Online last night. “Our thoughts are with his wife Linda, and his family and friends.”
The Rada-trained actor made his debut in the 1965 TV movie Romeo and Juliet, and went on to appear in the likes of The Avengers, Coronation Street, Z-Cars and Children of the Stones before securing his role in Blake’s 7. Later credits included London’s Burning, Heartbeat and Torchwood, while he also reprised the role of Blake in 2012 for Big Finish’s audio series Blake’s 7: The Liberator Chronicles. »
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Welsh actor Gareth Thomas, the star of Blake's 7 and much, much more, has sadly passed away...
Some sad news.
Gareth Thomas, an actor perhaps best remembered in these quarters for his role as the titular Blake in late seventies BBC sci-fi series Blake's 7, has died aged 71.
The Welsh actor's long career stretched all the way from the 1960s to the current decade, making Thomas a fondly familiar face on the small screen. Celebrated for his role as the lead in Blake's 7, he also made appearances in Torchwood, Heartbeat, London's Burning, Children Of The Stones and countless other productions over the decades.
The news of his death was reported last night on the Blake's 7 website with the following statement:
"It is with deep sadness that we have to announce that Gareth Thomas passed away this morning, 13th April 2016, from heart failure."
Rest in peace, Gareth Thomas, our thoughts »
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