Rainbow presenter and actor Geoffrey Hayes has passed away aged 76.
Geoffrey Hayes was born in Stockport on 13th March 1942, he is best known for his TV series Rainbow, he has also starred in several TV shows with his last appearance on BBC’s Pointless celebrities, although he got to the final did not get the pointless answer.
He starred in a couple of pop videos, the most notable one was in Peter Kay’s “This is the way to Amarillo”
Geoffrey is believed to have died from complications of pneumonia.
Geoffrey’s manager said: “It’s with great sadness that the family announce that Geoffrey passed away in hospital with his wife, Sarah and son Tom by his side.
“Geoffrey Hayes born March 13th 1942 was an English television presenter and actor, best known as the host of Thames Television;s top rated children’s show Rainbow, and for his portrayal of Detective Constable Scatliff in the successful TV series Z Cars for the BBC.
“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 over the years.
“There will be no further comment at the moment and it would be appreciated if the privacy of Geoffrey’s family is respected at this most difficult time.”