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Jonathan Crombie (1966–2015)

I am sorry to pass on the news that Jonathan Crombie, who played Gilbert Blythe in three Anne of Green Gables miniseries by Sullivan Entertainment, died on April 15 at the age of 48, according to a CBC News report posted earlier today.

My condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.

UPDATE: Yesterday’s CBC News report that announced Crombie’s death has been updated several times to include more details about his death as well as several tributes to him, including from his sister Carrie Crombie, his Anne co-star Megan Follows, and producer/director Kevin Sullivan.

Jackie Burroughs (1939–2010)

I’m very sorry to report that Jackie Burroughs, a renowned and acclaimed film, television, and theatre actor who is best known in the Montgomery community for playing Hetty King in the television series Road to Avonlea and Mrs. Amelia Evans in the 1985 miniseries version of Anne of Green Gables, died this afternoon at the age of 71. For more details on her life and her work, see tributes to her on the Globe and Mail and CBC websites.