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FORMER Dr Who Patrick Troughton died of a heart attack yesterday.

Patrick, 67. collapsed at a U.S. Dr Who convention in Columbus, Georgia.

He was found in his hotel room still wearing his Dr Who costume.

Patrick was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors fought to save him.

He was the BBC's second Dr Who, playing the Time Lord from 1966 to 1969.

Dr Who producer John Turner said: "The profession is deprived of one of its true professionals.

"He was an actor of tremendous integrity with a natural sense of fun "

Patrick last appeared as the Doctor in a special show two years ago. He leaves a widow, six children and two stepchildren.

Two of his children. actors Michael and David, have appeared in the Dr Who series.

Correction: John Nathan-Turner

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