Cause of Teletubbies actor Simon Shelton Barnes’ death revealed; he “froze to death in street” after collapsing near Liverpool waterfront

Simon Shelton, who played Tinky Winky in the cartoon Teletubbies, “froze to death in the street” after he collapsed near Liverpool waterfront, according to recent report.

Police confirmed yesterday they found Simon Shelton Barnes’ body at around 7.30am on January 17 in the Mann Island area of Liverpool City Centre. He is believed to have died of “hypothermia”.

Barnes died suddenly while visiting the city from his home in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. The dad-of-three’s death is not being treated as suspicious by police and they say the tragic incident is now being handled by coroners.


Cause of Teletubbies actor Simon Shelton Barnes


A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “We have confirmed some details about the death of Simon Shelton Barnes. We were called to the Mann Island area of Liverpool on January 17 at about 7.30 in the morning to reports of a man being found deceased. There are no suspicious circumstances so anything else around this tragedy we are referring to the coroners.”

Source: Linda Ikeji’s blog

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