Monday, December 7, 2015

Rest in Peace, Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith, the last living major Are You Being Served? castmember has passed away at age 81.

Mr. Smith, who played the clueless Mr. Rumbold, was encouraged at an early age to pursue his dream of acting. He successfully earned roles on stage and various non-speaking roles on television. His big break came when he convinced the producers of Doctor Who to make his minor role on the show one season into a major one. This led to other fantasy/Sci-Fi type roles. His biggest role, however, would be as Cuthbert Rumbold, the hapless senior manager on AYBS?

Mr. Smith continued to act and enjoyed meeting his many fans. He is the last of the Grace Brothers staff to pass away, leaving behind a hilarious legacy. He and his fellow cast mates are no doubt enjoying a tea break in the canteen in the sky. Thank you for the laughs, Mr. Smith and rest in peace.