Death of Edward Hardwicke

August 7, 1932 - May 16, 2011
Chichester, England | Age 78

TV's Dr. Watson dies at 78
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ROBERT BARR, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Edward Hardwicke, who played Dr. John Watson opposite Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes on television in the 1980s and '90s, has died of cancer at age 78.

Hardwicke died Monday in a hospice in Chichester in southern England, the Conway van Gelder Grant talent agency said Wednesday.

The English actor, who took on the Watson role in the second year of the series after David Burke dropped out, was an unflappable counterpoint to Brett...

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