Teletubbies star Simon Shelton dies suddenly at 52, just four days after his birthday

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    British actor, Simon Shelton Barnes, who played purple Tinky Winky in the BBC children’s series, Teletubbies, has suddenly died at the age of 52.

    He died last Wednesday, just four days after his birthday.

    The father-of-three from Ampthill, Bedfordshire who was one of the four characters in the British television series had trained as a ballet dancer and choreographer before taking on the role in the BBC show,

    His son Henry confirmed the sad event in a Facebook post saying: 'I lost my lovely dad on Wednesday, he was the kindest and most gentle man I knew and I love him more…



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