Published On: Fri, Jul 29th, 2022

Things We Saw Today: ‘Doctor Who’ Star Bernard Cribbins Dies at 93

Bernard Cribbins as Wilf in Doctor Who

There are few characters who hit the hearts of fans in the way that Wilfred “Wilf” Mott did on Doctor Who. Played by the ever brilliant Bernard Cribbins, he was a character that you felt for, and you sure were mad when the Doctor seemed to blame him. For many (myself included), I hoped we’d continue to see Wilf pop up in new specials now with the return of David Tennant’s Doctor and beyond, but today was met with sad news for fans of Cribbins. The actor passed away at the age of 93 and will surely be missed by the fans who have loved him through his wide-ranging career of over seven decades.

His management team at Gavin Barker Associates released a statement on Cribbins’ death, writing a beautiful note about his life and career, as well as a note about Cribbins’ wife of 66 years, Gill, who passed away last year:

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