Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tony Hart forced to give up art

The guy is a legend, I grew up loving his work on shows like Vision On and Take Hart, sad news that a series of strokes have left him unable to paint anymore. Click on Tony's picture to visit his site
BBC News article

7 comments:

Michael G Clark said...

Poor old Tony, didn't know he was in the Gurkha Rifles.

The idea of a disused studio in his garden is rather sad.

Niel Bushnell said...

Tony is a God. Not many men can pull off a neck scraf these days. And don't forget Wilf Lunn, http://www.wilflunn.com/index.html

Steve said...

If it wasn't for the fact that this is an act of God I'd say it was sacrilege.

Inchy said...

This is a bit grim.

Cremola Foam, Animal Magic, Rucanor school bags, Bagpuss, betamax video recorders, and Tony Hart.
All things that instantly take me back to my childhood.

Who says you can't time travel.

AktoMan said...

Sad news indeed.

Coincidentally, I set up a gallery section on our VLE area today, and, of course, there's just one piece of music I had to include.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om2HbDzZOWA

Wilf - gorsh, there's a name I hadn't heard in years.

And now, back to Andrew, aged 12, from M'boro ...

TimeWarden said...

Isn't it always the way in life. Tony's fate is not dissimilar to Beethoven's deafness or Hawking's disability in that afflictions always strike at the heart of an individual's creativity. I grew up watching "Vision On", too.

Moonwatcher said...

Oh this is a sad tale :(