'Fraggle Rock' Resident Gerard Parkes Dies at 90

October 21, 2014


Fraggle Rock's only known human resident is gone. Irish-Canadian actor Gerard Parkes, best known as "Doc" in both Fraggle Rock and Boondock Saints, reportedly died on Sunday in his Toronto retirement home. His 90th birthday came just days prior.

Over his five-decade career, Parkes spent five of those years shouting at his shaggy Muppet dog on Fraggle Rock. Parkes's agent, Gerry Jordan, told the CBC that the Dublin-born actor would be just fine knowing he'll be best remembered for that.

"He'd love it," Jordan said. "He had a thrill doing that show."

As evidence, here he is on the show being visibly overjoyed about his new computer:

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