Tony Hart

Just read the sad news that artist and childhood hero of Saturday mornings, Tony Hart has died. There is the urge to make the “He had an ‘Art attack” joke, but well…

I hadn’t known that he’d been ill but the Guardian has an interview from last year:

The eventual strokes left Hart unable to use his hands and he admitted to spending most days confined to his chair. In an interview in 2008 he said: “Not being able to draw is the greatest cross that I have to bear, for it has been my lifetime passion. But I endeavour to stay cheerful, as there is nothing to be done about my condition.”

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  • Celine

    Oh that’s just so sad! I used to love, Take Hart! It’s even worse to hear that he lost the use of his hands. I’d be devastated if I could no longer draw. That poor man.

    Comment | January 18, 2009
  • I know, I couldn’t believe it!!!

    Comment | January 18, 2009
  • No way! That’s really sad.

    Comment | January 19, 2009
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