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In Memoriam of Actor Michael Roberds, The New Addams Family’s Uncle Fester

17 May

Michael_RoberdsBy Otaku no Culture

Michael Roberds, best known for his role of Uncle Fester in the Canadian television series The New Addams Family, passed away Sunday evening. For those who knew him, it was too soon. He was 52.

The actor-writer’s death was confirmed by Debbie Mahood, Talent Manager at Lucas Talent Inc. “It is with incredible sadness that I announce the passing [of] my client and friend, Michael Roberds. He loved to entertain his neighbours by reading them jokes at parties. Michael was a gentle soul and will be missed by all he touched.”

Born in Langley, British Columbia, Roberds started his acting career at the young age of 5. He played Big Bird in a school production of “Christmas on Sesame Street.”

His continued work on stage would bring him to White Rock where he involved himself with amateur theatre and joined the comedy troupe Almost Midnight.

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Eight is Enough Patriarch, Dick Van Patten, Dies at 86.

23 Jun

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)


Dick Van Patten who played the father of the Bradford family on the television series Eight is Enough has died. He was 86. Both Budd Burton Moss, Patten’s longtime agent and his publicist Daniel Bernstein, have confirmed his death. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Patten was ill for some time and passed away in a hospital in Santa Monica, California.

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