2015 will go down in history with 'Prisoner' fans as one of the saddest, in terms of the numbers of cast and crew from the series who have sadly passed away.
The latest of these is all the more saddening as it seems the news has seemingly largely gone un-noticed since 2013, and that is that Alan White, who so memorably played Roland Walter Dutton in the episode 'Dance of the Dead', passed away that year, after a long and distinguished career in TV, Film, and on the stage.
Alan was always especially kind to fans of 'The Prisoner' and he always returned their correspondence in detail and fondly recalled his episode of the series.
In more recent news, The Times (and Telegraph HERE) reported in October 2015 that casting director on 'The Prisoner', Rose Tobias-Shaw, has sadly passed away on October 27th 2015, at the grand age of 96. PF Sloan, the composer of "Secret Agent Man," has also passed away this month, as has actor Keith Michell, who appeared alongside Patrick McGoohan in 'All Night Long' and 'The Gypsy and the Gentleman'.
The Unmutual Website would like to offer its sincerest condolences to the families of all these indivuals, who all played a great part in making 'The Prisoner' series and other films and series as well-remembered as they have been.
With thanks to David Stimpson, Geoff Dodd, Leslie Glen, Alison Bett, and Julian Bridger for this news item.