Doctor Who Dalek designer dies

Raymond Cusick, the former BBC designer who created Doctor Who's army of Daleks has died aged 84.

'Daleks forever!' Praise for Doctor Who designer

The Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss has lead the tributes to the Dalek designer Ray Cusick who has died at the age of 84. A special show to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who will be shown later this year.

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Farewell to the great Ray Cusick. His passing is especially sad in this anniversary year but his creation remains immortal. Daleks forever!

BBC designer created Doctor Who's army of Daleks

Raymond Cusick, the former BBC designer who created Doctor Who's army of Daleks has died aged 84.

The pepper pot-shaped villains - created by writer Terry Nation - were designed by Mr Cusick based on a short description in the show's scripts.

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A lorry-load of Daleks at Shepperton Studios, near London, in 1965 Credit: PA Wire
Four generations of Daleks crossing Westminster Bridge in London
Four generations of Daleks crossing Westminster Bridge in London Credit: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

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Doctor Who Dalek designer dies aged 84 after illness

The man who brought to life Doctor Who's army of Daleks has died aged 84, his daughter said.

Former BBC designer Raymond Cusick will be remembered for devising the race of mutants who move around in tank-like travel machines.

The characters were designed by Cusick based on a short description in the show's scripts.

His daughter Claire Heawood announced his death, saying he had been suffering from an illness and died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday.