Entertainment‎ > ‎

Creator of Thunderbirds TV show Gerry Anderson has died

posted 26 Dec 2012, 13:16 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 26 Dec 2012, 13:17 ]

Gerry Anderson, the creator of the hit TV puppet show Thunderbirds, has died aged 83.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM  (REUTERS) - Gerry Anderson, the creator of the popular TV show Thunderbirds, has died at the age of 83 on Wednesday (December 25) after suffering from Alzheimer's, British media reported.

The puppet master started his television career in the 1950s and had since created a string of hit shows including Captain Scarlet and Stingray, according to media reports.

"When we first made Thunderbirds we knew that we had a winner, when we had out first press show, every national paper carried three of four pages if pictures, so we very quickly knew that we had a huge success, what we didn't know was that 35 years later they would still be top of the ratings," Anderson said about the beloved science-fiction fantasy show in an interview with Reuters in 2001.