Geoffrey Hayes, Dies Aged 76
Rainbow Presenter Geoffrey Hayes has died. Surrounded by his family he passed away in hospital.
In a statement, Phil Dale said: “It is with great sadness that the family announce that Geoffrey passed away in hospital with his wife, Sarah, and son, Tom, by his side.”
Hayes presented Rainbow on ITV between 1974 to 1992.
Dale added: “The family would like to express their thanks to the many fans over the years as it always gave Geoffrey so much pleasure to know that he and his Rainbow team had given so much fun to TV and theatre audiences.”
The pre-school show featured the characters Zippy, George and Bungle as they lived in the Rainbow House – and ran for more than 1,000 episodes.
Swell as the popular kids TV series Rainbow Hayes also had a successful acting career, starring as Detective Constable Scatliff in the BBC TV Series Z Cars.