Sunday, January 18, 2015

RIP Don Harron 1924 - 2015

Canadian actor Don Harron aka Charlie Farquharson is dead at the age of 90.

He was a successful actor, entertainer and lyricist.  He took a character he developed in the 50's named Charlie Farquharson and spanned him into a very popular character on the hugely successful Country Music version of Laugh In,  Hee Haw.

He died in his Toronto home on Saturday January 17, 2015, surrounded by family.

He was diagnosed with cancer and chose not to fight.

His daughter Martha released this statement, 

"He was still sharp. He was still capable of being funny even though his voice was barely above a whisper," she said in a telephone interview from Toronto. "It's horribly sad, but it's beautiful too."

image from Inside Toronto

He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1990

Tipped by Jeff Marontate

Source CBC News

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