Actor Who Played Tinky Winky In The Teletubbies Dies Age 52

Actor Who Played Tinky Winky In The Teletubbies Dies Age 52
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

24 Jan 2018

Simon Shelton Barnes, the actor who played Tink Winky in the Teletubbies has died aged 52.

 

The purple character was known for carrying a red handbag. 

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He was the uncle of Inbetweeners actress, Emily Atack. She announced the news on her Instagram;

 

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His son, Henry, posted on Facebook:

"I lost my lovely dad on Wednesday, he was the kindest and most gentle man I knew and I love him more than anything!!!!

"I always used to be embarrassed as a child that he was a dancer and an actor but now I couldn't be more proud! He is in a better place now and I know he wouldn't want me to be sad, so I'm going to live my life the way he would want me to."