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.”

Simon was a prolific film and TV actor who carved out a successful career in the US, starring in Dynasty, Hart to Hart and Falcon’s Crest.

He was  diagnosed with bowel  cancer  in   2006.  It spread to his lungs and last year he revealed it was terminal.  The  star who had no children said:   “The news hit me like a sledgehammer.”

His final TV appearance was in, last week’s episode of New Tricks.

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