MARK EDEN R.I.P.
The Unmutual Website is sad to learn that actor Mark Eden, who so memorably portrayed Number 100 in the episode 'It's Your Funeral', has died at the age of 92.
Eden had a career spanning many decades and many genres, and will probably be best remembered for his long-running portrayal of super-villain Alan Bradley in the British soap-opera 'Coronation Street', as well as appearances in series such as 'Doctor Who'.
The actor, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, attended several 'Prisoner' events during the 1990s, alongside his wife (actress Sue Nicholls), and was always positive about the series, and famously recalled that he nearly passed out during his fight scene with Patrick McGoohan towards the end of the episode.
His character was originally to be have been killed by Rover at the end of the episode, but the sequence was cut (although a short trim of the sequence appears in the episode 'Arrival').
A fine actor and a true gentleman, TUW extends its sincerest sympathies to Sue, his daughter Polly, his stepson Saul and grand-daughter Emma. A more detailed obituary from The Guardian is HERE.