[UK] Sad news: Tony Hart dies aged 83

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  1. CortexRock macrumors 6502

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    From BBC News.

    Tony Hart had a big impact on me as a kid, and I think he inspired a lot of other people of my generation to consider art as something more than boring old paintings you might see in a museum.

    Shows like Art Attack and smART owe a lot to this guy - although somehow I doubt Neil Buchanan's career will last 50 years! (And obviously the smART presenter has already shuffled off this mortal coil).

    He'll be sadly missed. RIP. I wonder where Morph will live now? :(
     
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I used to love Take Hart :( This guy was legend, it's sad that he's gone.
     
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    He really inspired me alot when I was a kid, my mum had many episodes of him on betamax that I used to watch, and attempt to re-create :p

    Sad to see a legend go, I'm sure his legacy will go on for a long time though.
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I used to love his shows when I was a little Jaffa and it really used to inspire me to draw and stuff, and I know I'm not alone in that. Sad news indeed.

    As CortexRock's link mentioned, he'd been unable to draw or paint after suffering two strokes – it really must have been upsetting and frustrating for him, poor chap.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    When I read about him giving up, the other month, I knew he wouldn't be around much longer.
    :(
     
  6. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    he was a legend man... used to watch HartBeat all the time...

    but i was annoyed cos my picture didn't get shown in "the gallery"... :p

    Hope Morph is ok though!
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I'm sure Chaz is consoling him...
     
  8. djellison macrumors 68020

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    He didn't teach me to be an artist, but he made me wish I was one.

    RIP.
     
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    very sad - I had a picture in the Gallery once (I was about 8 I think) :(
     
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    This is sad news :(

    Did you? Cool! I won a blue peter competition badge once
     
  11. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Lets not forget that Tony Hart gave Morph his big break - and he was the creation of Aardman Animations - who later created Wallace and Gromit.

    So encouragement from Tony Hart probably gave us the loveable duo and a lot more - I paint because of Tony.
     
  12. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Then you've got a Tony Hart original – he designed Blue Peter's famous ship logo. ;)
     
  13. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    He got me into drawing, still got one of his books were you drew animals made up of shapes, along with my not so good attempts on the blank pages.
     
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    Enjoyed Vision On, Take Hart and Hart Beat, though Hart Beat was more because of Margot.
     

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