Beloved Actor Passes Away
Actor, comedian, and music hall historian Roy Hudd passed away at the age of 83 on March 15, 2020. It has been reported that he battled with an ailment of some kind before his passing. His family asked for respect during this time of sorrow.
Hudd was born in Croydon, Surrey, England on May 16, 1936. Hudd’s grandmother sparked his interest in entertainment when she took him, on a regular basis, to Croydon’s Empire Theatre.
Before entering into the entertainment business he worked as a messenger for an advertising agency, a commercial artist, and as a window dresser. Hudd made his professional debut in 1957 at the Streatham Hill Theatre where he was dubbed The Peculiar Person.
Hudd made several appearances in some shows like, “Call The Midwife,” “Karaoke,” and “Dennis Potter’s Lipstick On Your Collar,” to name a few. He won praises for his roles in the three shows mentioned in the 1990s. He also worked several times on an ITV soap opera between 2002 and 2010. He worked in a crime drama called “Ashes to Ashes” in 2008.
Hudd was the president of the British Music Hall Society and an authority on music hall. In a previous interview, he said, “The music hall songs have always appealed to me. I was brought up by a gran who always used to sing songs.”
His Personal Life
The actor married his first wife Ann Lambert in May 1961. They had one child together, a son named Max Hudd. In the year 1983, Hudd and Lambert were divorced. He married his widow Debbie Flitcroft on Sept. 25, 1988.
He is survived by his second wife, his son, and many friends. Many of his fellow actors paid tribute to him on social media. He shall be greatly missed by all his fans. May he rest in peace.
By Sheena Robertson
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