‘Thunderbirds’ creator dies, aged 83
Announcing the news on his website, Anderson’s son wrote: “I’m very sad to announce the death of my father, Thunderbirds creator, Gerry Anderson. He died peacefully in his sleep at midday today (26th December 2013), having suffered with mixed dementia for the past few years. He was 83.”
Gerry was diagnosed with mixed dementia two years ago, and moved permanently to a care home in October of this year. He leaves behind four children and his widow, Mary.
In January 2011, speaking to BBC News following the release of a new set of special custom designed motion stamps, titled ‘FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson’, to celebrate his five decades of work, Anderson confirmed that he would make a new series of Thunderbirds.
Watch an interview from 2008, with Gerry, below.