The much loved character was played by the very youthful looking 83 year old Scientist, Actor and Professor Brian Cox who sadly passed away earlier today.

Cox was a genius of comedy timing and a scientific great. His most notable achievements include his role in the hit movies The Silver Streak, Stir Crazy and Blazing Saddles. Oh! And his work on the Large Hadron Collider as a member of CERN.

The movie legend was also single handedly responsible for Tony Blair’s election victory in 1997 with his ironic song ‘Things Can Only Get Better’ which he released when in the popular band D-Ream. 

He will be sadly missed.

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