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Daily Express – Simon MacCorkindale’s Memorial



Express article on Simon MacCorkindale’s Memorial

TRIBUTES were paid to the “shining light and life” of Simon MacCorkindale yesterday as 200 friends attended a memorial service in London.
The actor’s widow, actress Susan George, 63, said of her husband of 28 years: “He was the love of my life. He was my rock.”

Full article:  http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/459693/Stars-final-ovation-for-shining-light-Simon-MacCorkindale

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Daily Mail – Simon MacCorkindale’s Memorial



Daily Mail article on Simon MacCorkindale’s memorial

He made thousands of fans over an acting career which spanned three decades, and it seemed his closest friends were keen to show the actor was still not far from their minds on Wednesday.

Friends and family of the late actor Simon MacCorkindale gathered at a remembrance service at the Actors Church, otherwise known as St Paul’s in Covent Garden to pay their respects to the talented actor.

Full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2558148/Twiggy-host-stars-come-remember-actor-Simon-MacCorkindale-church-memorial.html

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Daily Mail, Weekend – 9th March 2013



Susan speaks again about loosing Simon and how she is coping with the loss

Everywhere around the house there are framed photos of her and Simon entwined in each other’s arms.

‘I feel as if it were only yesterday that he and I were sitting here together,’ she says. She stops and turns her head to gaze out of the window as her large blue eyes start to fill with tears.

Then, recovering her composure, she continues to talk about the loss of the love of her life. ‘I know Simon lives on with me in everything I do. I also know he’d never want it to be too much for me, because he had so much belief in me. Now my whole  purpose in life is to follow the dream  we both had. A lot of people expected  I wouldn’t carry on with the horses  after what happened. But I couldn’t stop.’

Full Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2289676/Susan-George-speaks-time-husband-Simon-MacCorkindale-lost-battle-cancer.html

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Sunday Telegraph – 17th October 2010



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



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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The Times – 16th October 2010



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



Simon MacCorkindale

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



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



Simon MacCorkindale

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



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



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



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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Daily Mirror – Front Page – 16th October 2010



TV hunk Simon is dead at 58

TV smoothie Simon MacCorkindale has lost his four-year battle with cancer.
The 58-year-old – Dr Harry Harper in Casualty – died in the arms of wife Susan George.
“He was the best of everything,” she said.

 

See below for full article: http://www.simonmaccorkindale.net/articles/?p=664

 

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Daily Mail – 16th October 2010



Simon, star of Casualty, dies in arms of his wife Susan George

SIMON MacCorkindale, the film star who became a stalwart of the BBC drama Casualty, has died after a four-year battle with cancer.

The 58-year-old died in the arms of his wife, Susan George, at a clinic in Harley Street.

In a statement released last night, the actress 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. Last night, he lost this battle, and he died peacefully in my arms.

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Daily Express – 16th October 2010



Casualty star Simon loses cancer fight he kept secret for years

CASUALTY star Simon MacCorkindale has died after a four year fight with terminal lung cancer.

The 58-year-old British actor who did not smoke passed away in the arms of his wife, the actress Susan George.

Last night she issued a dignified statement: “No one could have fought this disease any harder than Simon did since being diagnosed four years ago.

“He fought it with such strength, courage and belief.

“Last night, he lost this battle, and he died peacefully in my arms.

“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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Mirror – 09 November 2009



TV SIMON: I’VE GOT FIVE YEARS TO LIVE

CASUALTY star Simon MacCorkindale has revealed he has terminal lung cancer.

The actor, 57, kept his plight secret for three years because he didn’t want people to feel sorry for him.

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Daily Mail – 09 November 2009



Simon MacCorkindale and Susan GeorgeMy secret three-year battle with cancer, by Casualty star

ACTOR Simon MacCorkindale has revealed he is suffering from terminal cancer.

MacCorkindale, 57, who played Harry Harper in the BBC series Casualty, has battled the disease for three years.

He and his wife of 25 years, actress Susan George (pictured below), have kept his illness a secret since he was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2006.

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Daily Express – 09 November 2009



Simon MacCorkindale and Susan GeorgeTV star Simon: I Why I kept my cancer a secret

CASUALTY star Simon MacCorkindale has revealed that he is suffering from terminal cancer after keeping it secret for three years.

Simon, 57, who played consultant Harry Harper in the BBC medical drama, first experienced stomach cramps while filming for the programme in Bristol in 2006.

Shortly afterwards, he was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

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News Of The World – 08 November 2009



Simon MacCorkindale and Susan GeorgeDoctors Gave Me 5 Years to Live . . But I’ll Beat It

CASUALTY STAR SIMON TALKS MOVINGLY OF THREE YEAR BATTLE WITH CANCER

CASUALTY star Simon MacCorkindale today reveals his secret THREE YEAR battle against cancer—and tells how he aims to beat the disease.

Tenderly holding hands with actress wife Susan George, the TV heart-throb recalls how a REAL doctor working on the BBC hospital drama first spotted his symptoms early and urged him to get a check-up.

And despite being given only five years to live in May 2006, defiant Simon, 57, vows: “I’m going nowhere. I don’t think about a day when it comes to an end.

“It’s not happening. It’s just a bloody nuisance.

“I don’t want people to think I’m sitting here pale, losing weight and my hair and on the way out. I’m not. I’m as active as I’ve ever been.”

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Mail on Sunday – 08 November 2009



Simon MacCorkindale and Susan GeorgeCasualty’s Simon: I’ve got incurable cancer

When Simon MacCorkindale suddenly left TV’s Casualty no one suspected that he was keeping a tragic secret: he had cancer and had been given just five years to live. Now, in this raw and inspiring interview, he and his wife Susan George reveal their daily battle to be strong – and prove doctors wrong

FOR more than three years, he kept it a secret even from his closest friends. Former Casualty star Simon MacCorkindale, who played handsome consultant Harry Harper in the popular BBC series, told very few he was battling cancer.  Even after the disease had spread to his lungs and doctors gave him just five years to live, he and his wife, the iconic Seventies actress Susan George, decided they did not want everyone to know.

‘I didn’t want to make a fuss,’ says Simon. ‘We are very private people and wanted to deal with it on our own.’

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Simon News – Cancer Battle



Simon and Susan speak with the News of the World and Daily Mail about his brave continuing battle with cancer. Beautifully dignified interviews about this three year struggle. Brilliant man describing his inspirational journey over the past three years.

News of The World

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Daily Mail

A message of support has already been sent to Simon from the site. We obviously will continue sending our devoted love and support to both Simon & Susan for the future & believe one hundred percent he will get through this.

They are both in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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Daily Mail – 22nd August 2008



Simon MacCorkindale and Susan GeorgeSo What’s It like Being Married to The World’s Sexiest Woman?

Friends with Prince Charles.  Wed to Susan George.  New Star of The Sound Of Music . . . it’s not easy being Simon MacCorkindale

Simon MacCorkindale will, I suspect, make a rather good Captain Von Trapp; not least because he appears to share some of the characteristics of The Sound Of Music’s famously stern Austrian paterfamilias.

There’s the brisk, martial manner for starters, a certain lack of levity and an absolute absence of sentimentality.

Simon, who takes over the captain’s role in the hit West End musical on Monday, is rehearsing the part with his habitual fastidious attention to detail when I arrive at the London Palladium to meet him.

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Seven Days – Sunday Mail – 25th May 2008



Simon MacCorkindaleI Led British Invasion Of Hollywood

The big interview Simon MacCorkindale has rubbed shoulders with tinseltown’s elite but is just as happy on stage in Glasgow

WHEN Simon MacCorkindale watches hit US shows like Lost, Ugly Betty or Pushing Daisies he can say: “Been there, done that.”

The veteran actor might be best known as Casualty heart-throb Harry Harper but his long and successful career saw him cross the Atlantic and crack America 30 years ago.

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The Weekly News – 3rd May 2008



Simon MacCorkindale as Andrew Wyke in SleuthSimon says, he’s a Casualty regular!

But not just on TV— in real life, accident-prone actor often finds himself in hospital

THERE’S a reason why Simon MacCorkindale carries off the role of consultant Harry Harper in BBC’s Casualty so well — he’s never out of his local hospital’s casualty department as a patient!

He and his wife, actress Susan George, run a very successful horse farm when not appearing on stage or screen, and Simon is very much hands-on down on the farm.

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Sun TV Guide – 8-14th March 2008



Harry Harper works his last Casualty shift this week when he leaves after exposing troubled colleague Ruth’s diary to the press, Simon MacCorkindale, who plays him, is delighted Harry isn’t departing on a stretcher! “Often in these shows, characters get blown up, shot or stabbed to death,” smiles Simon, 56. “Doctors do take great risks, but few get shot or stabbed!”

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