Simon Barnes, the actor who played Tinky Winky in the popular kiddies cartoon Teletubbies has died at the age of 52.
The father-of-three died four days before his 52nd birthday last week. He was found dead in the street after collapsing.
Barnes’ niece and Inbetweeners actor, Emily Atack, paid tribute to him on Instagram: “My wonderful uncle Simon Barnes has been taken from us all so suddenly. The kindest and most talented man you could ever wish to meet. Loved by all who knew him, and will be forever.”
Co-star John Simmit, who appeared alongside him as green…
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