‘Doctor Who’ writer, script editor Terrance Dicks dies at 84: ‘He will always be a legend of the show’
NEW YORK (AP) — Terrance Dicks, author of children’s books and a longtime script editor for the popular British TV series “Doctor Who,” has died. He was 84.
His death was announced on the “Dr. Who” series website on Monday. No cause of death was given for Dicks, who lived in north London.
He was script editor for the show from 1968 to 1974 and later adapted many “Dr. Who” episodes into books for young people.
The show’s website said Dicks was responsible for shaping key aspects of the show.
“The lights of Doctor Who are dimmer tonight, with the passing of Terrance Dicks,” said “Doctor Who” executive producer Chris Chibnall in a statement on the series website. “He was one of the greatest contributors to Doctor Who’s history, on screen and off. As writer and script editor, he was responsible for some of the show’s greatest moments and iconic creations. As the most prolific and brilliant adaptor of Doctor Who stories into Target novels, he was responsible for a range of books that taught a generation of children, myself included, how pleasurable and accessible and thrilling reading could be.”
Chilbnall added: “Doctor Who was lucky to have his talents. He will always be a legend of the show. Everyone working on Doctor Who sends his family and friends our love and condolences at this difficult time.””
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