ANDREW FRITH R.I.P.
More sad news has hit the 'Prisoner' fan community with the shocking news that much-loved fan Andrew Frith (left) has passed away.
Andrew was a familiar face at conventions for the series throughout the late 80s and 90s, and at the more recent Unmutual Website events, held both at Portmeirion and at Elstree, of which he was a very active supporter.
Thoughts are of course with Andrew's family at this very sad time. It's impossible to find a bad word to say about him, in both the 'Prisoner' and 'Dr Who' circles in which he mixed he was very much loved.
This was posted on TUW's Rick Davy's personal facebook page (edited); "Probably the nicest guy I have ever had the honour of calling a friend. I first shared a Portmeirion self-catering cottage with him as a teenager in the late 80s, and we've been pals ever since. It was only 5 weeks ago that we were again sat in Portmeirion putting the world to rights until the early hours, both totally oblivious to the illness which brought about his passing. Totally unjust and unfair. It's customary to just use the term 'after a short illness' but I'm breaking rank to say it was yet another life taken by a brain tumour. It was while fundraising for Brain Tumour UK (now called 'The Brain Tumour Charity') that I met my beautiful wife, and made so many good friends among survivors and their families. But so many, like Andy, are not so lucky. Next time you consider donating to charity, please make it a Brain Tumour one, in memory of dear Andy, so that more can be done to find treatments and cures. I will miss his company so much."
Photo (c) Giles Kendrick