The man who played Tinky Winky in the children’s show ‘Teletubbys’ has passed away at the age of 52.

According to his family, Simon Shelton, who payed an allegedly homosexual character, passed suddenly on Wednesday, July 17.

Shelton took over the role of Tinky after the original actor was fired in 1997. He continued with the show until 2001.

Via TMZ

 

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