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.
More top news
The mother of a 21-year-old woman who died after taking potentially toxic diet pills has warned others to avoid using the drugs.
It's a case of mistaken identity as the actress is forced to differentiate himself from an Irish activist sharing her name
Jeffrey Okafor is accused of murdering 19-year-old Carl Beatson-Asiedu outside a nightclub in south London in 2009. His trial began today.