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Canadian Actor Wayne Robson Has Died

By Toronto
Wayne Robson
Wayne Robson
Actor Wayne Robson has died in his home in Canada. He was 65.

Robson appeared in over 100 Canadian theater productions, 30 feature films and 120 television productions, including 12 seasons as Mike Hamar on The Red Green Show. His honors include Gemini Awards for his roles in And Then You Die and The Diviners, a Dora Award for his work in Walking the Tightrope at Theatre Direct and a Blizzard Award in Manitoba for The Diviners. He received Genie nominations for his roles in The Grey Fox and Bye Bye Blues, and was named Actor of the Year by the Vancouver Sun.

The actor recently became a 2011 company member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and was scheduled to make his debut this season as Grampa in The Grapes of Wrath. The Festival has announced that it will dedicate that production to his memory.

Robson is survived by children Ivy and Louis, and their mother Lynn. Funeral details will be announced at a later date.

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