Former ‘Teletubbies’ Actor Freezes To Death On Street In England

The actor who formerly portrayed Tinky Winky on the kid’s show Teletubbies was found frozen to death on a street in Liverpool, England.

By austind03 on January 24, 2018
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: The Teletubbies, (L-R) Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po attend photocall to promote new tour at Westfield on September 10, 2009 in London, England.
(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Teletubbies actor Simon Shelton Barnes passed away. While at the time, police were not saying what the cause of death was, the bizarre circumstances are now available to the public.

According to Radar Online, Barnes, who portrayed the purple Teletubby named Tinky Winky, froze to death. During a walk in Liverpool, England, the actor collapsed and died before anyone could find him.

Police are still investigating, and they are likely looking into what caused the actor to collapse in the first place.

Since his untimely passing, friends and family have begun sharing their grief on social media. Fellow Teletubbies actor John Simmit said in a post:

“RIP Simon Shelton aka Tinky Winky: remembering the many good times. Rest easy.”

Barnes son Henry also shared his sadness, saying:

“I lost my lovely dad on Wednesday, he was the kindest and most gentle man I knew and I love him more than anything.”

We wish the best to his family during this difficult time. Head right here for more info.

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