Canadian actor David Fox died of cancer at age 80

Charles James “David” Fox CM Death – Cause of Death – Canadian actor David Fox, sadly passed away at age 80 in Toronto hospice in November 2021. He died after a long battle with cancer. David was a Stage and screen actor who was revered for his commitment to bringing Canadian stories to life in the theatre. The news about his cause of death was confirmed by the artistic director of the Blyth Festival.

He was popular for his role as schoolteacher Clive Pettibone in Road to Avonlea. He was also the voice of Captain Haddock in The Adventures of Tintin. Fox was a former high school teacher who first rose to fame as a foundational figure in Canada’s alternative theatre scene in the early 1970s. He became more popular for his naturalistic performances in the early days of Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille, originating roles in such seminal productions as The Farm Show, and 1837: The Farmer’s Revolt.

His achievements includes; winning an acclaim for his star turn in Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective’s 2015 production of King Lear. He produced a one-man recitation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” at Toronto’s Red Sandcastle Theatre in 2017. CBC news said in a release that Fox’s honours included a 1999 Dora Mavor Award for his performance in Theatre Passe Muraille’s The Drawer Boy, and a Sterling Award for his role in 1989’s The Invention of Poetry at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre.

Elizabeth R said; “Saddened to hear of the passing of David Fox – a brilliant Canadian actor and genuinely lovely human being. So grateful for having known him. He will be missed.”

Photo Credit – Elizabeth R

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