Patrick McGoohan dies aged 80

January 15th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 15 (ANI): Veteran actor Patrick McGoohan, best known for is role in cult 1960s TV show The Prisoner, has died.

The Emmy award-winning actor passed away in Los Angeles following a short illness, according to his film producer son-in-law Cleve Landsberg. He was 80.

McGoohan played the character Six in the 1960s show, reports the BBC.

He won two Emmy awards for his work on TV detective series Columbo, playing different characters.

His string of awards also includes Bafta in 1959 for best television actor in The Greatest Man In The World. (ANI)

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