|Died||17 January 2018 (aged 52)|
|Cause of death||Hypothermia|
|Known for||Playing Dark Knight in Incredible Games (1994–1995) and Tinky Winky in Teletubbies (1999–2001).|
Simon Shelton (13 January 1966 – 17 January 2018), also known as Simon Barnes, was a British actor. He was best known for playing Dark Knight in the Incredible Games, and Tinky Winky in the BBC children's show Teletubbies.
Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
Shelton played Dark Knight in Incredible Games from 1994 to 1995. Simon played Tinky Winky in the BBC children's show Teletubbies. He replaced the original actor Dave Thompson who was asked to leave the show in July 1997.
Personal life[change | change source]
He died on 17 January 2018.
References[change | change source]
- "Tinky Winky actor dies aged 53". 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "The Teletubbies unmasked! The people behind the iconic children's TV characters". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
- "Tantrums in Teletubbyland as Tinky Winky gets the elbow". The Independent. 1997-07-27. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
- "Emma Robbins". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-01-23.