Ruth Madoc Obituary, Death – The famous actress Ruth Madoc, who was best known for her roles in the television sitcoms “Hi-de-Hi!” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” has passed away. Phil Belfield, of the Belfield & Ward talent agency, revealed that Madoc passed away on December 9 after undergoing surgery for injuries she incurred in a fall earlier in the week. Madoc had been hospitalized following the fall and had been recovering from her injuries. Her age was 79. It was reported on Thursday that the actress was forced to withdraw from her performance in the pantomime Aladdin at the Princess Theatre in Torquay, Devon.
The facts of the event are unknown, however it was confirmed that she was forced to leave from the performance. “Following an accident earlier this week, after medical assessment, regretfully Ruth Madoc is no longer able to appear in this year’s pantomime of Aladdin at the Princess Theatre in Torquay,” the statement read at the time, informing fans that Madoc would no longer be able to perform in the pantomime. The statement was also posted to Madoc’s Instagram account. In the message, Madoc posed the question to fans, “Please try not to be concerned! I’m doing fine, and things will be back to normal for me very soon.” Madoc reportedly passed away “while in hospital following surgery for a fall she experienced earlier in the week,” as said in a statement that was shared with the BBC by Belfield.
Madoc began her career in the entertainment sector after completing her training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She was born in April 1943 and spent her childhood in Llansamlet, which is located close to Swansea (Rada). She first gained widespread recognition for her performance as Fruma Sarah in the film adaptation of the musical Fiddler on the Roof, which was released in 1971. She went on to act in a variety of roles in musicals and plays, with some of her more recent accolades include a role in Little Britain as Daffyd Thomas’ mother and a role in Calendar Girls.
Nevertheless, she was probably best recognized for her role as Gladys Pugh, chief yellowcoat and Radio Maplin announcer in BBC’s Hi-de-Hi!, the show on which she famously greeted Maplins vacation camp guests with, “Good morning, folks!” “Hello, campers. Hi-de-hi!” Between 1981 and 1988, the show aired for a total of nine seasons. When Belfield reflected on her professional life, she recalled Madoc as a “she “was genuinely a national treasure and was looking forward to getting back on the road in 2023 with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” adding that she was “one of a kind and a unique talent appreciated by many,” She was a true legend in the history of the British entertainment industry. She had a one-of-a-kind skill that was admired by many people.
She was taken from us much too soon. Our hearts are devastated! All of her family, including her daughter Lowri and her son Rhys, is in our thoughts and prayers.” Madoc’s two children are the ones who will carry on her legacy. It has come to our attention that PopCulture.com is owned by Paramount. Simply clicking on this link will get you signed up for Paramount+.