British TV advertising icon Michael Redfern has died after battling an illness. He was 79 years old. Redfern was widely known for his appearances in the long-running Oxo commercials from 1983 to 1999. Read on to learn how Michael Redfern died.
Redfern was an English actor, known for appearances on television and on the stage. He has also appeared on the comedy shows Porridge and The Two Ronnies. The veteran actor had a successful television career with several shows and commercials.
Redfern’s family confirmed the news of his death and his son Ashley paid tribute to his father.
How did Michael Redfern die?
Michael Redfern died on July 29, 2022 at his home in Spain after a long illness. His family announced the sad news of his death yesterday. His son Ashley Redfern said the following to The Mirror while paying tribute to his father:
“Over the years he has been cast in a variety of roles including leading roles on the soap opera United!”
“The Newcomers, as well as roles in classics like The Two Ronnies, Porridge and Some Mothers, Do Av ‘Em. He was of course best known for his role in the Oxo commercials, which he played for 17 years and became a popular character in one of Britain’s most popular TV families.”
“He will be greatly missed by his wife Carol and his family.”
At the time of writing, no information about the burial information has been released. However, it is likely that his funeral has already taken place as the legendary actor passed away last Friday.
What disease did Michael Redfern die of?
Michael Redfern enjoyed a successful career on television and on stage. His most memorable appearances were in the Oxo commercials alongside screen wife Lynda Bellingham for over 16 years.
After retiring from his acting career, Redfern went to Spain and lived a minimalist life there. He died last Friday and his family announced the news of his death yesterday. His family also confirmed that he was suffering from an illness.
The disease became the ultimate cause of his death, aided by his old age. However, the family has not revealed the name of the specific disease.
Who was Michael Redfern?
Michael Ian Redfern was born on March 30, 1943 in Isleworth, Middlesex. He has been involved in acting since his early days and has enjoyed a fairly successful career as a television and commercial actor. He is best known for his role in the long-running British television commercial Oxo Family.
The ads ran from 1983 to 1999 and Redfern played Lynda Bellingham’s husband on screen. He became widely known as “Oxo-Father”. Apart from that, he has also appeared in a number of television dramas and comedies such as The Young Detectives, Crossroads, The Offense, The Young Ones, Filthy and numerous others.
Michael has also acted in episodes of EastEnders and Doctors on the BBC. He also appeared in several soap operas. Among the most notable are 59 episodes of United! And 128 episodes of The Newcomers.
After the Oxo commercials, Michael worked as a taxi driver and restaurateur before moving to Spain with his family. He also worked there as a moderator for quiz nights. Michael is survived by his wife Carlo, son Ashely and other children.
Michael Redfern’s Oxo Dad stint with Lynda Bellingham
Michael will forever be remembered for his role as a father in Oxo’s iconic commercials, which became a staple of British homes for over 16 years. He lit the screens with his signature mustache for a long time alongside his on-screen wife Lynda.
Lynda Bellingham became a panelist on Loose Woman. In July 2013, she announced that she had been diagnosed with colon cancer. She completed chemotherapy in August 2014 and revealed she has only months to live.
Lynda died in 2016 with her husband by her side. “I was a face, but she was a name and a very good actress,” Michael once said of working with Lynda.
The kids who loved watching the duo are all grown up now. The famous Oxo father has rejoined the mother, but this time in heaven. Our sincere condolences to the soul who passed away. May God let him rest in peace.
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