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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:17 PM

Doctor Who Dalek designer Ray Cusick dies after illness

Source: BBC

The designer of the Daleks from the BBC's Doctor Who has died aged 84 after a short illness, his daughter has said.

Former BBC designer Ray Cusick died of heart failure in his sleep on Thursday, Claire Heawood added.

The Daleks became the iconic villains in cult science fiction series Doctor Who, which is due to mark its 50th anniversary with events this year. Mr Cusick, from Horsham, West Sussex, leaves two daughters and seven grandchildren, his family said.

The official Doctor Who Magazine tweeted: "It's with great sadness that we report the death of Ray Cusick - the designer of the Daleks. Half a century on, his iconic design lives on."

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21563344



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Reply Doctor Who Dalek designer Ray Cusick dies after illness (Original post)
Bosonic Feb 2013 OP
classof56 Feb 2013 #1
Danmel Feb 2013 #2
JAbuchan08 Feb 2013 #3
daleo Feb 2013 #17
patrice Feb 2013 #4
exboyfil Feb 2013 #5
shenmue Feb 2013 #6
Smilo Feb 2013 #7
Archae Feb 2013 #10
randome Feb 2013 #8
freshwest Feb 2013 #9
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #11
Ron Obvious Feb 2013 #12
Archae Feb 2013 #16
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 #13
tibbiit Feb 2013 #14
Archae Feb 2013 #15

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:22 PM

1. Exterminate! Exterminate!

Ah, the memories! Well done, Mr. Cusick. Rest in peace.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:34 PM

2. As God is my witness

we were just talking about Daleks this afternoon. So weird. RIP.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:40 PM

3. Duly noted

I will arrange my salt and pepper shakers in tribute.

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Response to JAbuchan08 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:32 PM

17. Aye, the wee salt shakers.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:56 PM

4. Rest in peace, Ray Cusick, and thank you! nt

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 08:56 PM

5. Just watched Season 5 of new series

on Netflix over the last two days. Kind of a coincidence.

Thanks for the memories Mr. Cusick and best wishes to his loved ones in their time of grief.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:04 PM

6. Mercy is... well, pretty good actually.

Rest in peace.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:11 PM

7. Daleks - I had many a nightmare

after watching them on a Saturday

Condolences to family, friends and Whovians everywhere.

RIP Ray

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Response to Smilo (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:13 PM

10. It was their voices that scared me.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:39 PM

8. Plot twist! Ray Cusick was secretly Davros! It all makes sense now!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:41 PM

9. RIP Ray Cusick and the Daleks. Maybe. (Dial-up Warning)

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:15 PM

11. Rip Cusack

There is mourning in the Dr. Who fandom today.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:22 PM

12. The scariest villains...

The scariest villains in early SF who nevertheless were incapable of pursuing anyone going up stairs.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:07 PM

16. They got around that by levitating.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:07 AM

13. Here are some other memes:



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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:51 AM

14. The Excomunicate Daleks must be

The remnants of the Cult of Skaro!
tib

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 10:56 AM

15. Hee hee!

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