Roger de Delgado (55), British actor, best known for his role as the Master in Doctor Who, died on location in Turkey whilst shooting his first comedy role in the (never-completed) feature film Bell of Tibet


Monday 18th June 1973

Roger de Delgado (55), British actor, best known for his role as the Master in Doctor Who, died on location in Turkey whilst shooting his first comedy role in the (never-completed) feature film Bell of Tibet. He was killed, along with two Turkish film technicians, when the chauffeur-driven car in which he was travelling came off the road and plunged into a ravine. Pertwee often remarked (such as in his interview for the Myth Makers series of video documentaries) that Delgado’s death at the age of 55 was one of the catalysts that led to his own departure from Doctor Who.


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