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Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies by BBC News Article, Jamie News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM121226ANDERSO
Date: 26 December 2012

Links: BBC News Article / Jamie Anderson Blog Entry /

We wonder how many scientists were inspired by Gerry Anderson and his TV shows, both Supermarionation in the beginning, and live action later on. Shows like "Thunderbirds", "Stingray", "Fireball XL5", "Supercar", "UFO", "Space: 1999", "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons", and "Joe 90" were groundbreaking in their own way. According to his son Jamie, Gerry died peacefully in his sleep at noon on December 26th.

From release/information:

(A look back at the life of Gerry Anderson. Image: Thunderbirds/ITC and Century 21 Television)

Gerry Anderson, the creator of hit TV shows including "Thunderbirds", "Stingray", and "Joe 90", has died at the age of 83.

He also created "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" and his puppet superheroes fired the imaginations of millions of young viewers in the 1960s and '70s.

"Thunderbirds", a science-fiction fantasy about a daring rescue squad, ran from 1965 and was his most famous show.

Anderson had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2010 and the disease had worsened in recent months, his son Jamie said.

Jamie Anderson announced the news on his website, saying his father died peacefully in his sleep at noon on Wednesday.

(Source:, Jamie

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