'Thunderbirds' creator Anderson dies

Gerry Anderson, director and creator of sci-fi animation series "Thunderbirds", dies at the age of 83.

    Gerry Anderson, the British director and creator of the cult sci-fi animation series "Thunderbirds", died on Wednesday aged 83, his son announced.

    Anderson had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease since 2010 and his health had deteriorated in the past six months, causing him to be moved into a care home in October, Jamie Anderson said.

    The animator created "Joe 90", "Stingray" and "Captain Scarlet", but he was best known for "Thunderbirds", which used a form of marionette puppetry dubbed "Supermarionation".

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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