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    Simon Shelton, the actor who suited up and portrayed Tinky Winky as part of the Teletubbies ensemble has died.

    He collapsed in the streets of Liverpool and subsequently died of hypothermia on January 17, 2018. The funeral is scheduled for 7 February.

    Condolences to his family. My then two-years-old son was a fan.
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    R.I.P.

    The Teletubbies were amazing; I remember flipping through the channels one day and seeing them..."Where were these guys when I was still doing acid!!!"
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    Was quite popular with acid users, RIP

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    Living in Liverpool? Poor bastard. At least he's gone to a better place.

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    Hypothermia? Did no one pick him up off the ground?
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    His soul was still dancing I guess

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    Default Re: Tinky Winky dead at 52

    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    Hypothermia? Did no one pick him up off the ground?
    Apparently not. I had trouble finding out why he collapsed too. Once he had, apparently he was left to die as no one was aware of him having collapsed.


    Odd to see this thread in the front room, as I expected it would generate more discussion of an edgier nature than typical for the "kingdom of sweetness and light."
    "The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.” -- Milton Friedman

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