By | November 17, 2021
David Fox Death

David Fox Death – Stage and Screen actor David Fox, has passed away on November 13, 2021. Fox died at the age of 80 in Toronto hospice late Saturday. Fox began his days as a high school teacher, in the early 1970s he emerged as a foundational figure in Canada’s alternative theatre scene. David rose to fame for his “naturalistic performances” in the early days of Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille, creating roles such as the Farm Show, and the Farmer’s Revolt(1837). Fox was made a member of the Order of Canada in 2018 for his contributions as a champion of Canadian theatre.

In 1999, Fox earned the Dora Mavor Award for his role in Theatre Passe Muraille’s The Drawer Boy. He also won the Sterling Award for his performance in 1989’s The Invention of Poetry at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre. David performed at major venues across the country, including the Stratford Festival and Mirvish’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. Also, Fox played different roles in the television and film industries, playing a recurring character on the CBC series Road to Avonlea.

Blyth artistic director Gil Garratt paid tributes to Fox on Facebook remembering Fox as a “titan” of the Canadian stage. Garratt said “With his imposing stature, his incisive mind, and blown glass heart, Fox was possessed of the kind of power onstage that pulled all of us deeper into the dream. Fox had an inexhaustible ability to go deeper and richer than any actor I’d met, and the gift of struggling to keep up with him is one I will forever cherish.”

Photo Credits – Ho/The Canadian Press.