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Former 'Doctor Who' Dead at 67

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The New York Times, March 31

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Patrick George Troughton, who portrayed "Doctor Who" in the 1960s, died of a heart attack Saturday while in Columbus to appear at a science fiction convention. He was 67.

Troughton's long acting career also included co-starring roles with Laurence Olivier in the film version of "Hamlet" and with Gregory Peck in "The Omen."

He was an attraction here as the second of seven actors who have portrayed "Doctor Who" in the long-running British television program, which enjoys a cult following in the United States. He starred in the show from 1966-68.

He was pronounced dead at the Medical Center in Columbus after suffering a heart attack in his hotel room.

"He was a wonderful man," said fellow actor Anthony Ainley. "We're all devastated."

Ainley was attending the Columbus show because of his portrayal of "The Master" on "Doctor Who."

Troughton broke into British television in 1948. Most recently, he was appearing in "The Two of Us," a comedy on an independent London television station.

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  • Title: Patrick G. Troughton; portrayed 'Dr. Who'
  • Publication: Chicago Tribune
  • Date: 1987-03-30

  • Title: Patrick George Troughton, 'Doctor Who' on British TV
  • Publication: The New York Times
  • Date: 1987-03-31