Bernard Cribbins, a seasoned actor, has passed away.
The actor, who voiced The Wombles, appeared in Doctor Who, and acted in the movie version of The Railway Children, died at the age of 93, according to his agent.
Following the news of the late actor’s passing, Russell T. Davies, the showrunner of Doctor Who, and actor David Tennant were among the first to pay tribute to him.
“Beloved actor Bernard Cribbins OBE has passed away at the age of 93,” a statement from his agent read confirming his death on Thursday morning.
“His career spanned seven decades with such diverse work ranging from films like The Railway Children and the Carry On series, hit 60s song Right Said Fred, a notorious guest on Fawlty Towers and narrating The Wombles.
“He worked well into his 90s, recently appearing in Doctor Who and the CBeebies series Old Jack’s Boat.
“He lost his wife of 66 years, Gill, last year.
“Bernard’s contribution to British entertainment is without question. He was unique, typifying the best of his generation, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him.”
Following the announcement of his passing, tributes to the late Doctor Who actor have been pouring in from his co-stars and admirers on social media.