Tom Adams Dead: ‘Great Escape’ Actor And Voice Over Artist Dies Of Cancer

Tom Adams, the actor best known for his role in The Great Escape, has died at the age of 76. News of his death was confirmed by his agent and friend, Emma Harvey. According to the Guardian, Tom Adams died at the hospital after battling cancer, but the cause of death has not been exactly confirmed.

According to biographical data, Tom Adams lived in Windsor at the time of his death. Born in 1938 in London, England, Adams has had a lucrative career as an actor since the early 1950s, starring in roles such as in Emergency Ward 10, The Avengers, A Pair of Briefs, The Great Escape in 1963, and Licensed To Kill in 1965.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Tom Adams made unforgettable appearances on the popular soap opera General Hospital, Doctor Who, Warriors of the Deep, and The Onedin Line.

In addition to his acting roles, he also made a name for himself as a voice over artist, whose lovely voice is described as rich chocolate. Remembering him fondly, his friend Kate Wilson makes the following statement on his death.

“Ahhh, the chocolate of his voice sliding down the stairs… the man was a legend. For anyone who knew him, his face, voice and presence will be sorely missed. Handsome to the end.”

Agent Emma Harvey stated that Tom Adams was a true gentleman.

“A true gentleman, his personality was as big and warm as his voice()We’ll miss him very much.”

In his later years, Tom Adams could be seen in various television commercials, both local and national, according to the Independent.

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