TV medium Colin Fry dies age 53

He sadly lost his life to lung cancer.

Colin Fry

by Maria Vallahis |

TV medium Colin Fry has died age of 53, his management has announced.

Colin, whose shows included Most Haunted and 6ixth Sense With Colin Fry, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in April.

After his diagnosis, he cancelled his* 6ixth Sense Anniversary Tour*.

Colin's manager, David Hahn, said: "He had a very big heart. Since the diagnosis, he'd been very upbeat. Because of what he does, he had no fear of death."

He added: "He often told me he had no fear of dying."

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A statement on his official website said: "It is with much sadness and regret to announce that the Reverend Colin Fry, Britain's most loved and respected spiritualist medium, lost his fight against cancer and passed away peacefully in hospital in the early hours, at 02:50 [BST] this morning.

"Colin brought a lot of comfort to his audiences in a career which spanned for more than 30 years. "Our sympathies and condolences go out to Colin's family and friends.

"We, as his management for many years, would like to add that he was the most charming man, with the biggest heart, who devoted his life to helping others, and he will be sorely missed."

Our thoughts are with Colin's family and friends at this time.

Robin Williams: 10 funniest quotes and best moments:

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Robin Williams: 10 funniest quotes and best moments

On working on the set of Mrs Doubtfire
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“One time in makeup as Mrs Doubtfire, I walked into a sex shop in San Francisco and tried to buy a double-headed dildo. Just because. Why not? And the guy was about to sell it to me until he realised it was me – Robin Williams – not an older Scottish woman coming in to look for a very large dildo and a jar of lube. He just laughed and said, "What are you doing here?" and I left. Did I make the purchase? No.* Did I walk away with a really good story? *Yes.”

u201cI think I wore it better!u201d
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On Kim Kardashian’s Doubtfire-esque Met Gala 2013 Dress

On heaven
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When asked what he’d like to hear God say to him if he got to heaven, Williams told Inside Actor's Studio: “There’s seating near the front. The concert begins at 5:00. It’ll be Mozart, Elvis, and anyone of your choosing. Or if Heaven exists, it would be nice to know there’s laughter. That would be a great thing, to hear God go, ‘Two Jews walk into a bar…’”

On divorce
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“Ah yes, divorce… from the Latin word meaning ‘to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet’.”

On his two ex-wives
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“I get on fabulously with my exes – now we’re not together any more. And they always appreciated my body hair, which was a plus, obviously.”

On the experimental heart surgery that saw him fitted with a cowu2019s heart valve
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“I can go to the toilet standing up now, which is nice, but I can’t eat meat, because I’ve become one of them, so it would be cannibalism.”

On Aladdin
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Explaining that the role of the Genie was originally meant to be very small, Williams said: “Initially they came in and I was just doing the scripted lines and I asked 'Do you mind if I try something?' and then 18 hours of recording later, they had the Genie. I just started playing, and they said, ‘Just go with it, go with it, go with it.’ So I improvised the character. I think that in the end, there were something like 40 different voices that I did for that role.” So much of the Genie’s part was improvised that the Academy Awards rejected the film’s bid for the ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ nomination.

On biology
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“God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.”

On being a big kid
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“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

On life
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“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.”

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