|Born||13 January 1966|
Bethnal Green, London, England
|Died||17 January 2018 (aged 52)|
|Cause of death||Hypothermia|
|Known for||Playing Dark Knight in Incredible Games (1994–1995) and Tinky Winky in Teletubbies (1997–2001)|
Simon Shelton (13 January 1966 – 17 January 2018), also known as Simon Barnes, was an English actor best known for playing Dark Knight in the Incredible Games, and Tinky Winky in the BBC children's show Teletubbies (replacing the sacked Dave Thompson) from 1997 to 2001.
He died on 17 January 2018 from hypothermia, four days after his 52nd birthday. He had a high concentration of alcohol in his system. He had a history of alcohol dependency.
- "Tinky Winky actor dies aged 53". 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- Gibb, Jessica (2018-04-06). "Actor behind Teletubbies' Tinky Winky killed by alcohol and hypothermia". mirror. Retrieved 2018-11-12.
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