Sunday Telegraph – 17th October 2010


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Actor’s costly fight

SIMON MACCORKINDALE’S battle against cancer cost him and his wife, Susan George, much of the fortune that they had amassed during their successful showbusiness careers.

A few months ago, the star of Casualty, who died last week aged 58, made a secret trip to America for private treatment that cost £50,000 for one visit alone.

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Sunday Express – 17th October 2010


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My brave Simon ‘will live on in me’ says Susan

GRIEF-STRICKEN Susan George has paid tribute to her late husband Simon MacCorkindale, vowing: “He will live on in me forever.”

She issued a moving statement after the Casualty actor died from cancer aged just 58 on Thursday.

He passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms at a Harley Street clinic.

She said: “No one could have fought this disease any harder than he did since being diagnosed four years ago.

“He fought it with such strength, courage and belief. To me, he was simply the best of everything and I loved him with all my heart.”

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Bath Chronicle – 16th October 2010



In 2004 he presented a series on the area of the West he fell in love with – Exmoor.

He and his wife owned over 50 horses at their Arabian stud farm in the heart of the national park.

When the call came, asking if he was available to narrate Exmoor Encounters, he jumped at the chance.

He said at the time: “I’ve done a lot of voiceovers but this one is special to me because it’s about an area in which I live – and love.

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The Times – 16th October 2010


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Casualty star dies after long cancer battle

Simon MacCorkindale, the actor and star of the BBC drama Casualty, has died at 58. The actor, who had bowel cancer diagnosed in 2006, died at the London Clinic in Harley Street at 10.30pm on Thursday, said Max Clifford, the family’s friend and publicist.

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The Times – Obituary – 16th October 2010


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Simon MacCorkindale

Urbane British leading man who co-starred in Death on the Nile and was a stalwart of the long-running medical drama Casualty

Simon MacCorkindale was a classically handsome, rugged and urbane English leading man who had recurring roles in the glossy US soap opera Falcon Crest (1984-86) and more recently in the long-running British medical drama series Casualty (2002-08). He appeared in more than 200 episodes.

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The Sun – 16th October 2002


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Casualty star dies of cancer aged 58

CASUALTY actor Simon MacCorkindale has died at 58 after a four-year battle with cancer.

Simon who played dashing Dr Harry Harper for six years passed away in the arms of his actress wife Susan George in a London clinic on Thursday night.

Susan, 60, said last night: “No one could have fought this disease any harder than he did.
“He was the best of everything and I loved him with all my heart.”

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Guardian – 16th October 2010


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Suave actor known for his roles in Falcon Crest and Casualty

In common with his contemporaries Jeremy Irons, Michael York and Hugh Grant, the actor Simon MacCorkindale, who has died of cancer aged 58, on screen projected the very English persona of an ex-public schoolboy. But unlike them, MacCorkindale never made it big in films. Nevertheless, his “posh” accent, his suave demeanour and patrician good looks made him a natural for roles in television soap operas, from the opulent mansions of Falcon Crest (1984-1986), to the hospital corridors of Casualty (2002-2008). In the latter, he played the autocratic clinical consultant Harry Harper, who ran Holby City hospital’s emergency department. A doctor of the old school, he sweeps through the wards, advising, cajoling, admonishing and seducing colleagues and patients alike.

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Daily Telegraph – 16th October 2010


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MacCorkindale loses cancer fight

THE actor Simon MacCorkindale has died after a four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.
The 58-year-old, who had a wide-ranging career including six years in the BBC medical drama Casualty as Dr Harry Harper, died on Thursday in the arms of his wife, the actress Susan George at a London clinic.

Miss George said: “To me, he was simply the best of everything, and I loved him with all my heart. He will live on in me forever.”

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Daily Telegraph – Obituary – 16th October 2010


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Simon MacCorkindale

Actor who specialised in handsome, roguish charmers and was once hailed as the new Errol Flynn

SIMON MacCORKINDALE, the actor, who died on October 14 aged 58, built a 30-year stage and television career playing handsome, often roguish, charmers – most recently the consultant Harry Harper in the popular BBC hospital drama Casualty.

Early in his career, his talent for playing stiff-upper-lipped romantic leads won him flattering accolades such as “Boy’s Own Brit”. He was acclaimed as a new Errol Flynn or David Niven, whose “flawless looks, perfect features, perfect hair, perfect skin” were admired by one breathless female critic in The Sunday Telegraph

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Daily Mirror – 16th October 2010


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Casualty’s doc dies in wife’s arms

Cancer kills actor Simon at 58

CASUALTY star Simon MacCorkindale died peacefully in his wife’s arms after bravely battling cancer in secret.

Devastated actress Susan George said yesterday: “No one could have fought this disease any harder. To me, he was simply the best of everything, and I loved him with all my heart.”

The suave actor, whose wide-ranging career also took in US shows Manimal and Falcon Crest, died on Thursday night aged 58.

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