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Roy Dotrice, veteran British actorJohn Dunsworth, Canadian actor from 'Trailer Park Boys'Harriette Thompson, senior marathon runner

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Roy Dotrice (94) veteran British actor. Dotrice was known for his role as Leopold Mozart in the Oscar-winning film Amadeus (1984) and for his many theater and TV roles. He won many accolades throughout his lengthy career including a Tony Award in 2000 for his role in the Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten. Dotrice was remembered for his role on the CBS-TV series Beauty & the Beast (1987–90) and won a BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) best TV actor award in 1969 for his role on Misleading Cases. He gained many new fans later in his career as narrator for audiobook editions of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice & Fire series of novels, which helped to inspire the TV fantasy Game of Thrones, on which he appeared in 2012. Dotrice died in London, England on October 16, 2017.

John Dunsworth (71) Canadian actor best known for his role as an alcoholic trailer park supervisor on the Netflix comedy series Trailer Park Boys. Dunsworth played Mr. Lahey on the show, which developed a cult following during its initial run on Canada’s Showcase from 2001–07 before being revived by Netflix in ’14. Dunsworth also had a recurring role as Dave Teagues for several seasons on the SyFy and Showcase series Haven. He died after a short and unexpected illness on October 16, 2017.


Harriette Thompson (94) North Carolina woman and three-time cancer survivor who ran her first marathon at age 76. The grandmother of 10 gained attention in 2015 when, at age 92, she set a world-record finish at the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with a time of 7 hours, 24 minutes, and 36 seconds. Thompson ran her last race, a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) event, in Charlotte in August. She had been in hospice care after she was injured in a fall on October 6 as she delivered gifts at a retirement community. She died 10 days later in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 16, 2017.

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