R.I.P.: Patrick McGoohan

January 14, 2009

Prisoner star McGoohan dies at 80

Emmy-winning actor Patrick McGoohan, best known for starring in cult 1960s TV show The Prisoner, has died at the age of 80.

He died in Los Angeles after a short illness, his film producer son-in-law Cleve Landsberg said.

First episode of The Prisoner series, Arrival, unnamed secret agent played by McGoohan in the sanctum of Number One, and perhaps the first eBook ever envisioned:

— a dossier of the agent’s life, seemingly from cradle to the present, with each paper page turn synchronized to a corresponding image on the screen.

He has finally escaped The Village.