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Anderson, 83, died on Wednesday after suffering from dementia. You can read the tributes to him here.
"People can always sing the (Thunderbirds) theme tune or start walking around like puppets," the chairman of the Gerry Anderson appreciation society Fanderson has said, discussing the impact of his idol's most celebrated work.
Nick Williams told ITV News that Anderson's celebrated shows had a huge influence on both the TV industry and his widespread audience, even inspiring several generations of aerospace engineers.
Speaking to ITV in 2009, Gerry Anderson said he used humour and action to create television shows that both adults and children could enjoy.
VIDEO: This is a clip from an item filmed by Meridian at the launch of a lottery, set up in aid of a children's cancer charity. There is an interview with Gerry about the importance of helping children with the disease.
Jonathan Ross has paid tribute to Gerry Anderson on Twitter.
The chief executive of Alzheimer's Society has said that Gerry Anderson was an "outstanding supporter" of the charity.
Jeremy Hughes said:
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Gerry Anderson, creator of the Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 television shows, has died, his son announced today.