May he be free. Condolences to his partner and his other family and friends.
Although the sitcom itself, which aired from 1972-1985, got old fast, IMO, Inman’s performance as Mr. Humphries continued to feel fresh, fun, charming. And, with a tip of the hat to Jean Baudrillard, it’s not like we in fandom are losing Inman — he will continue to appear and reappear in virtual reality on DVD and BBC thanks to the marvels of technology. (If he’s anything like Orville Redenbacher, he will even give us new performances … They might not feel as fresh as the ‘real’ thing, though.)
(Photo credit: BBC)