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Ian Carmichael Passed Away After Falling Ill

February 8, 2010, 2:31 am GMT

The 89-year-old British actor died at his home in North Yorkshire, England on February 5 after being sick since Christmas 2009.



British actor Ian Carmichael died on Friday, February 5 at the age of 89. Carmichael passed away at his home in the Esk Valley in North Yorkshire, England after falling ill over Christmas and New Year, according to his wife, novelist Kate Fenton.

The star trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before making a name for himself in film, landing parts in 1954's "Betrayed" with Clark Gable and "The Colditz Story" in 1955. He also performed on TV, including a stint as Bertie Wooster in the U.K. drama "The World of Wooster". Carmichael is survived by Fenton, two daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ian Carmichael began his acting career at the age of 19, when he hit stage as a robot at the People's Palace in Mile End, East London. His latest appearance was in spin-off "The Royal" where he played T.J. Middleditch, the Hospital secretary.

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