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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.

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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 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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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


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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