Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Andy Cunningham, star of BBC's Bodger And Badger, dead aged 67

Andy Cunningham, the man who brought joy to hundreds of thousands of children with TV show Bodger And Badger, has died at the age of 67.
He died in Brighton's Royal Sussex County Hospital on Monday following a lengthly illness battle with cancer, his sister Tessa told Press Association.
She paid tribute to him, calling him generous, passionate and hilarious.
"'Andy lived to be loved and to make people laugh - starting with me, his little sister," she said.
"He had a quicksilver brain, a rebellious attitude, boundless compassion particularly for the underdog, unstinting levels of generosity and, of course, a passion for mashed potato.
"I adored him and, long before he found fame, was immensely proud to have the funniest, cleverest big brother in the universe."
The last known picture of Andy shows him with a fan at his home in Brighton.
Looking a little frail, Andy cradles Badger as he raises a smile for the camera.

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