Actor Edward Woodward Dies

November 16, 2009 By:
Actor Edward Woodward Dies

'Equalizer' actor Edward Woodward passed away at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on Monday at the age of 79 after suffering from various illnesses, including pneumonia, for several months.

His agent, Janet Glass, said: "I knew him a very long time and he was a superb human being. That integrity shone through in the roles he played. I can't ever remember, in all the productions he undertook, anyone having a bad word to say about him and he never had anything bad to say about anyone else either."

"Universally loved and admired through his unforgettable roles in classic productions, he was equally fine and courageous in real life, never losing his brave spirit and wonderful humor throughout his illness.

“He was further sustained by the love of his wife, Michele, children, Tim, Peter, Sarah and Emily, his grandchildren and numerous friends.”

He won an Emmy Award in 1990 for "Remembering World War II" and a Golden Globe in 1987 for "The Equalizer," which ran for 88 episodes from 1985 to 1989 on the U.S. network CBS.

Rest in peace Edward!