He is probably best known as the second actor to play the lead role in Doctor Who, which he did from 1966 until 1969 (see List of Doctor Who serials). He was also seen in the movie Jason & the Argonauts, in The Box of Delights, and as Father Brennen in the movie The Omen (1976).
In 1983, Troughton was asked by then-series producer John Nathan-Turner to appear in the 20th anniversary story The Five Doctors. Troughton agreed, and also went along with Nathan-Turner to appear on behalf of the series at conventions the world over. Troughton was apprehensive about this at first. However, he was later so delighted at the prospect of appearing in support of the show that he readily agreed to appear one more time as the Doctor with Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor in The Two Doctors (1985).
At 7.25 am on the morning of March 28, 1987, the second day of a convention in Columbus, Georgia that he was a guest at and just after ordering his breakfast from the hotel staff, Troughton suffered a heart attack, his third. According to the paramedics who were called, Troughton died before he even fell back on his bed. He was 67 years old.
Patrick Troughton Facts
|Patrick George Troughton
|March 25, 1920
|Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
|Date of death
|March 28, 1987 (age 67)