British television advert icon Michael Redfern has passed away while battling an illness. He was 79 years old. Redfern was widely known for his appearances in the long-running Oxo commercials from 1983 to 1999. Read on to know how did Michael Redfern die.
Redfern was an English actor known for appearances on television and on stage. He also appeared on the comedy shows “Porridge” and “The Two Ronnies.” The veteran actor enjoyed a successful television career with several shows and commercials.
Redfern’s family confirmed the news of his death and his son Ashley paid tribute to his father.
How did Michael Redfern Die?
Michael Redfern died on July 29, 2022, in his home in Spain while suffering from a long-term illness. His family announced the unfortunate news of his passing yesterday. His son Ashley Redfern said the following to The Mirror while paying tribute to his father:
“Over the years, he was cast in a variety of roles including leading parts in the soap opera United!”
“The Newcomers, as well as roles in classics such as The Two Ronnies, Porridge and Some Mothers, Do Av ‘Em. He of course was best known for his role in the Oxo commercials, which he did for 17 years and became a much-loved figure in one of Britain’s favorite television families.”
“He will be greatly missed by his wife Carol and his family.”
No information about the funeral information was revealed at the time of writing. However, it’s likely that his burial has already taken place as the legendary actor passed away last Friday.
Which illness was Michael Redfern’s cause of death?
Michael Redfern enjoyed a successful career on television and on stage. His most memorable appearances came in the Oxo commercials for over 16 years alongside his on-screen wife Lynda Bellingham.
After retiring from his acting career, Redfern went to Spain and lived a minimalistic life there. He passed away last Friday and his family announced the news of his death yesterday. His family also confirmed that he was suffering from an illness.
The illness became the ultimate cause of his demise supported by his old age. However, the family didn’t reveal the name of the specific disease.
Who was Michael Redfern?
Michael Ian Redfern was born on March 30, 1943, in Isleworth, Middlesex. He was into acting since his early days and enjoyed a pretty successful career as a television and advertisements actor. He is best known for his role in the long-running British “Oxo family” television commercials.
The ads ran from 1983 to 1999 and Redfern played the on-screen husband of Lynda Bellingham. He became popular widely as “Oxo dad.” Apart from this, he also appeared in a number of television dramas and comedies such as The Young Detectives, Crossroads, The Offence, The Young Ones, Filthy, and numerous others.
Michael also starred in episodes of EastEnders and Doctors on the BBC. He also appeared in several soap operas. The most notable ones include 59 episodes of United! And 128 episodes of The Newcomers.
After the Oxo adverts, Michael worked as a taxi driver and restaurateur before moving to Spain with his family. He also worked as a compere for quiz nights there. Michael is survived by his wife Carlo, son Ashely, and other children.
Michael Redfern’s Oxo Dad Stint with Lynda Bellingham
Michael will be forever remembered for his role as the dad in Oxo’s iconic adverts that became a staple of British households for over 16 years. He lit up the screens with his trademark mustache for ary long period alongside his on-screen wife Lynda.
Lynda Bellingham went on to become the Loose Woman panelist. In July 2013, she announced that she had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. She stopped chemotherapy in August 2014 revealing that she only has months left to live.
Lynda died in 2016 with her husband by her side. “I was a face but she was a name and a very good actress,” Michael once said about working with Lynda.
The children who enjoyed watching the duo are all grown up now. The famous Oxo dad has once again joined the mom but this time in the heavens. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the departed soul. May God let him rest in peace.
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