Canadian actors who deceased at age 51

Here are 3 famous actors from Canada died at 51:

Keith Knight

Keith Knight (January 20, 1956 Toronto-August 22, 2007 Toronto) was a Canadian actor and voice actor.

He died as a result of brain cancer.

Knight was best known for his voiceover work in animated television shows, including his role as Ryu in the English adaptation of the anime series "Street Fighter II V." He also had a recurring role as the character Yamanaka in the Canadian sketch comedy series "This Hour Has 22 Minutes." In addition to his voice work, Knight appeared in numerous films and television shows, including "Due South," "Twice in a Lifetime," and "Doc." Off-screen, Knight was an avid photographer and had a passion for travel. He documented his trips around the world through his photographs, many of which were showcased in galleries and exhibitions. Despite his battle with cancer, Knight remained active in the entertainment industry up until his death at the age of 51.

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Douglas Walton

Douglas Walton (October 16, 1910 Toronto-November 15, 1961 New York City) also known as J. Douglas Dunder was a Canadian actor.

He died as a result of myocardial infarction.

Douglas Walton began his acting career on stage in Toronto before transitioning to film and television. He appeared in many popular TV shows of the time, including "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "The Twilight Zone," and "Perry Mason." His film credits include "The Wild One" and "Wild River." In addition to his work as an actor, he was also a screenwriter and wrote several episodes of the TV series "The Loretta Young Show." Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Walton had a lifelong struggle with alcoholism and his health began to decline in the years leading up to his death.

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Lou Merrill

Lou Merrill (April 1, 1912 Winnipeg-April 7, 1963 Los Angeles) also known as Louis Merrill, Lou Merril or Louis D. Merrill was a Canadian actor.

He appeared in various television shows and films from the 1940s to the 1960s. Merrill had a distinctive deep and raspy voice, which made him a valuable asset in the entertainment industry. He was a regular performer on various radio shows, including "The Whistler" and "Escape". He also acted in films such as "Key Largo" and "The Blue Dahlia". In addition to his acting career, Merrill also worked as a writer and producer for radio and television. Despite his success in the industry, he struggled with alcoholism and died of a heart attack at the age of 51.

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