Hinge and Bracket star George Logan has died aged 78.
George Logan, one half of longtime musical duo Hinge and Bracket, has received tributes after his alleged death at the age of 78.
The death of the comedy star who became Dr. Evadne Hinge played, was confirmed by his family on Sunday. A cause of death has not yet been announced.
Stage and TV star Patrick Fyffe, who played Dame Hilda Bracket in the sophisticated, opera-loving duo, died in 2002 at the age of 60.
The duo hosted their own BBC2 series ‘Dear Ladies’ for many years and have been regulars at the theater since the drag act was introduced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1974.
The South Lanarkshire-born comedian has performed in front of royal guests as part of the doubles act, appearing on two Royal Variety shows as well as The Ronnie Corbett Show and The Good Old Days.
In 2015 he documented his experiences as an openly gay man in Glasgow in his book A Boy Called Audrey.
The musical pairing was seen as paving the way for bringing drag into the mainstream. Though the duo was pioneering at the time, Logan insisted he didn’t “believe” it.
He said Bent Magazine in 2008: “We thought we had a pretty original idea at the time… and just wanted to have a little fun.”
“I think we sort of modeled our characters on the likes of Joyce Grenfell and Margaret Rutherford… sort of a typical, if odd, rural, old English village life.”
Following his death, broadcaster and author Gyles Brandreth said it was “one of the great joys of my life” to write the screenplay for the TV series and specials of Dear Ladies with Hinge and Bracket.
He tweeted, “George Logan was a very funny, very brilliant man – a wonderful musician and a great entertainer.”
“His creation, Dr. Evadne Hinge, was beautifully watched and brought to life gloriously with his stage partner Patrick Fyffe in the role of the irrepressible dame Hilda Bracket. They were so much fun!”.
Meanwhile, Benidorm actor Bobby Crush posted a tribute to the late star, sharing online: “RIP George Logan aka ‘Dr. Evadne Hinge’ from ‘Hinge and Bracket’.”
“We performed together in this glorious production of Panto at the Theater Royal Plymouth in 1989… I am saddened by the news of his passing today.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/hinge-bracket-star-george-logan-dead-dies-78-tributes-b1082706.html Hinge and Bracket star George Logan has died aged 78.