Gerry Anderson, ‘Thunderbirds’ creator, dies at 83

December 27, 2012 • Entertainment

FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2005 file photo, Gerry Anderson, poses for a photograph with a toy Thunderbird 2 on the 40th anniversary of the Thunderbirds first broadcast, in London. Anderson, the British creator of the hit “Thunderbirds” TV show, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 at age 83. He is survived by his wife, son Jerry, and three other children. (AP Photo/PA, Hugo Philpot, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — Gerry Anderson, puppetry pioneer and British creator of the sci-fi hit “Thunderbirds” TV show, has died. He was 83.

Anderson’s son Jamie said his father died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday at a nursing home near Oxfordshire, England, after being diagnosed with mixed Login to read more

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