Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies
by BBC News Article
BBC.co.uk, Jamie Anderson.me.uk News ISBN/ITEM#: CM121226ANDERSO
Date: 26 December 2012
Links: BBC News Article / Jamie Anderson Blog Entry /
(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: BBC.co.uk, Jamie Anderson.me.uk)