Tom Owen, who played Tom Simmonite in the last of the summer wine considered as UK’s longest-running series has passed away.
How Did Tom Owen Die?
The actor also starred in The Bill and Upstairs Downstairs has passed away peacefully at the age of 73.
In a statement announcing his passing, Tom’s family said: “He passed away peacefully and is survived by his two children, James and William, and ex-wife, Mary.”
The renowned actor is well recognised for his ten-year starring role as Tom Simmonite in the well-liked and popular BBC sitcom from 2000.
Tom Owen Cause of Death
As per the statement from his family, Tom Owen died peacefully at his home.
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Tom Owen Career
Tom began his protracted acting career after graduating from college. He was able to get his first work as an assistant stage manager at Leatherhead Theatre in Surrey because of his father.
He obtained a comparable position at the Westminster Theatre a year later.
After four years in the television industry, he returned to Sidmouth Repertory Theatre in Devon, where he worked and directed.
After his father, Bill Owen, was known for playing Compo Simmonite before passing away in 1999, Tom’s debut on the show continued a family tradition. Tom appeared as his long-lost son.
With Michael York in Great Expectations, David Hemmings in Unman, Wittering, and Zigo, and Kirk Douglas in the television movie Queenie, Owen made several appearances.
He has also appeared on The Bill, The Onedin Line, and Upstairs Downstairs on television. He starred in the 2018 motion picture The Bromley Boys as well.
With his ex-wife Mary Bernadette Therese Moylan, whom he wed in 1978, Tom has two sons: James and William.
In 2010, he commented, “It was a really weird experience, losing a parent, and then being cast as his fictional son,” in an interview with MailOnline. But I simply ignored my emotions. It was a fantastic job that paid well.
Tom was never close to his “talented but odd” father, according to his own admission.
Tom remarked, “I know this will sound strange. But in retrospect, it appears that we were just two men who happened to be father and son. Between us, there was no true connection. Ngnews247.com