Iconic Postman Pat voice actor, Ken Barrie, has died

Ken was the voice of our childhood

Postman Pat Ken Barrie

by Hannah Mellin |
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The ledgendary voice of Postman Pat, Ken Barrie has died at the age of 83.

He narrated the children's TV show from 1981 – 2005, voicing an array of characters and even sung the famous theme tune.

His beloved daughter, Lorraine Peterson, told the Press Association that he died peacefully at home in Denham, Buckinghamshire, of liver cancer.

Postman Pat Ken Barrie

Ken also had a successful singing career, and even got to perform alongside Fred Astaire.

In a tribute to her father, she said: “He was the master of different characters and voices. He was very reserved about what he did, but he loved it and got to work with his heroes.

“We are celebrating his life today. He was very proud of what he did for children, but his legacy is not so much Postman Pat – he did a lot more and he loved singing after starting in the late 1950s.

“When you ask me what dad was most proud of, it was his closest family. We were very close, and he provided for us really well, but particularly his son and my brother, Paul.

“We used to go to work with dad when we were growing up, and Paul ended up a successful and accomplished sound engineer in the same industry, but sadly he passed away in a road accident aged 38.”

Postman Pat will never, ever be the same.

Our thoughts go out to Ken's family and friends at this extremely sad time.

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