Simon Shelton, best known for his portrayal of Tinky Winky on the Teletubbies T.V. show, has died at age 57.
Shelton began the role in 1997 after the original actor was let go. The original series was enjoyed by about 1 billion children worldwide, and broadcasted in 45 different languages across 120 countries. Shelton had three children. (source) 3:46 p.m. ET January 23, 2018