Nicholas Hitchon, the star of a popular documentary series, died at the age of 65.
Hitchon was famous for having his life documented in the groundbreaking British documentary movie Up.
He appeared in film from the age of seven in 1964 until the age of 63 in 2019.
He died of throat cancer in Madison, Wisconsin, after announcing his condition in the series’ most recent film, 63 Up.
He stated at the time that he did not expect to survive until the end of 2020.
Despite the fact that Hitchon died on July 23, the news was just recently made public on the website of the University of Wisconsin.
When Hitchon was a little lad in the English countryside, he made his first television appearance in Seven Up.
Up followed him over the decades as he grew up to become a scholar and professor in the United States.
The series also followed the lives of ten additional boys and four seven-year-old girls from varied families and regions of the country.
Many of them returned in 2005’s 49 Up and again in 2012’s 56 Up.
In 2019, 11 of the original cast members participated on the show.
Hitchon, the farmer’s son, grew raised in the Yorkshire Dales before becoming a nuclear fusion physicist.
He retired from the University of Wisconsin in June of this year.
He was chosen for the Up series by researcher Michael Apted, who was looking for a rural boy who was self-assured enough to speak in front of a camera.
Hitchon, who attended a Church of England elementary school, was chosen at the age of six.
He was the eldest son of farmer Guy and his wife Iona, and the eldest of three sons.
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