British actor Paul Darrow has suddenly passed away. Darrow is best known for his role as Kerr Avon in sci-fi BBC TV series "Blake's 7."
Darrow has died at the age of 78. He passed away following a short illness, report the BBC.
The character of Avon was second-in-command on "Blake's 7," which ran for four series between 1978 and 1981. He was also known for his role in "Doctor Who."
Darrow was born in Surrey, and he shared an apartment with John Hurt and Ian McShane while studying at Rada. He had a career on the stage as well.
While on the ITV show Emergency Ward 10, he met his wife, Janet Lees-Price. The couple were married for 48 years until her death in 2012.
Maureen Marrs, Darrow's friend and PA, said: "Over three decades I have been Paul's confidante and have had the immense privilege of being part of his life. A star has gone out today; the world will be a darker place without him."
Darrow had suffered serious health issues recently. He had to have one of his legs amputated and the other partially amputated. In 2018, he appeared on an edition of Pointless Celebrities in a wheelchair alongside fellow Blake’s 7 cast member Michael Keating.
Please pray for all those who are mourning his passing.