One of the all time great character actors, Edward Woodward, has passed away today at the age of 79. As reported here on the Guardian website, Edward was suffering from several illnesses and finally sucumbed.
Edward was best known to me for his starring role in the 80’s TV show, The Equalizer. Here was a man who could express empathy for those hurt and yet instill a fear into those that hurt them. It was a good solid show that appealed to a large audience. Just enough action to keep the guys watching and plenty of drama to keep the women hooked.
He recently appeared in the Simon Pegg comedy, Hot Fuzz. I know he will be missed, but 79 years is a pretty good run these days. I hope he rests in peace.