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Thunderbirds creator dies

Gerry Anderson, the creator of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Space 1999, has died today at the age of 83, his son has confirmed.

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Gerry Anderson died peacefully in his sleep at midday

Gerry Anderson, pictured with his son, was a strong supporter of the Alzheimer's Society. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

Gerry Anderson's son, Jamie Anderson, said he was "very sad" to announce the death of his father.

He confirmed he died peacefully in his sleep at midday today, after suffering mixed dementia in recent years.

A donation page dedicated to his memory and support of the Alzheimer's Society has been set up.

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