Gareth Thomas

British actor

Gareth Daniel Thomas (12 February 1945 – 13 April 2016) was a Welsh actor.[1] He was best known for his role as Roj Blake in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7, but appeared in many other movies and television programmes, including Shem in the ITV sci-fi series Star Maidens and Adam Brake in the fantasy series Children of the Stones.

Gareth Thomas
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Gareth Thomas at the Blake's 7 DVD launch, 2005
Gareth Daniel Thomas

(1945-02-12)12 February 1945
Wales, UK
Died13 April 2016(2016-04-13) (aged 71)
Cause of deathHeart failure
Years active1965–2011

Thomas died of heart failure in Surrey, Greater London on 13 April 2016,[2] aged 71.[3]


  1. Mears, Tyler (14 April 2016). "Welsh actor and Blake's 7 star Gareth Thomas has died at the age of 71". Media Wales. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. "Blake's 7 star Gareth Thomas dies at age 71". Digital Spy. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. Mellor, Louisa (14 April 2016). "Gareth Thomas, Blake's 7 actor, dies aged 71". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on 12 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2016.

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