General / Off-Topic Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon from Blake's 7) passes away, aged 87.

This is sad news. His portrayal of Avon in the excellent Blakes 7 was fantastic and he seemed like a really good bloke in real life too.
(My Mrs loved him since she was 5 and she's got a signed pic taking pride of place in our living room, just in front of the picture of me :cry: :LOL: )
 
Very sad news indeed. Wherever he is now, I hope he's down and safe.

"Regret is a part of being alive...but keep it a small part." - Kerr Avon

RIP Paul.
 

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Sad to hear, Saw him in the Terry Pratchett play Guards Guards back in the 90s.
 
This is sad news. And losing Jacqueline Pearce last year too. I was pretty young when I saw Blake's 7 ... I couldn't figure out if Paul's character was one of the good guys or the bad guys. It wasn't until I was older I realized he was a bit of both.
 
Standard by 6, Kerr Avon. Blake's 7 is still my favourite sci-fi ever; the Liberator still my favourite ship. Sadly I never got to meet Paul but he was high on my list of 'people I'd love to have a beer with' and from what I have heard he was a true gentleman.

You'll be sadly missed, Paul.

It would be nice to see an in-game memorial; given that B7 was such a large influence on the original Elite.
 
Standard by 6, Kerr Avon. Blake's 7 is still my favourite sci-fi ever; the Liberator still my favourite ship. Sadly I never got to meet Paul but he was high on my list of 'people I'd love to have a beer with' and from what I have heard he was a true gentleman.

You'll be sadly missed, Paul.

It would be nice to see an in-game memorial; given that B7 was such a large influence on the original Elite.
He was 78 not 87..the OP got it wrong. I never realised that he had both legs amputated a few years back
 
Blake's 7 had some great writing. Suppressants in the water. How accurate, especially true for the Americans and the sodium fluoride in municipal water supplies.
 
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