Media called the cause of death of the actor who played tinky-Winky in «Teletubbies»

© AFP 2018 / Timothy A. ClaryТелепузики. Archival photoMedia called the cause of death of the actor who played tinky-Winky in «Teletubbies»© 2018 AFP / Timothy A. Clary

British actor Simon Shelton, who played the character of tinky-Winky in the popular children’s TV show «Teletubbies», died from hypothermia, according to the Daily Mail, citing a friend of the actor.

As writes the edition, the actor died from hypothermia in Liverpool.

Earlier it was reported that the funeral of the actor will be held in the English town of Bedford, 7 Feb. The family of Shelton asks those who come to say goodbye, «to wear clothes of bright colors,» the newspaper said.

Shelton played the role of a purple teletubby, who wore a red bag, from 1998 to 2001. As writes the edition, because of this bag the actor was often asked about the orientation of tinky-Winky. Similar questions actor called «really stupid». In addition, Shelton admitted that because of the popularity sometimes «felt like a member of The Beatles». To «Teletubbies» Shelton studied choreography and ballet.

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