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Patrick McGoohan passes away at the age of 80

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    [1]Jan 14, 2009
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    Patrick McGoohan passed away on Tue., Jan. 13, 2009, in Los Angeles following a short illness. He was 80 years old. Besides being the creator and star of The Prisoner, he won two Emmy Awards for guest appearances on Columbo, in 1974 and 1990. (Yes, 16 years apart.) McGoohan was also praised for his role as the brutal King Edward Longshanks in Mel Gibson's Braveheart (1995). That was his last major role.

    McGoohan will no doubt gain renewed fame when AMC airs its remake of The Prisoner later this year. His wife and three daughters survive him.
    Edited on 01/14/2009 11:24am
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    [2]Jan 14, 2009
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    Besides an interest in the surreal, Patrick McGoohan and I shared a traffic school class in Santa Monica CA 30 years ago.

    Today is a sad day. First Ron Asheton, now the multi-talented McGoohan...
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