Kingswood Country actor Ross Higgins dies at the age of 86 after an ongoing battle with his health
By Kristy Johnson
October 7, 2016
He was an actor best remembered for his role in Australian sitcom Kingswood Country.
And sadly Ross Higgins passed away on Friday aged 86, after an ongoing battle with his health.
The late star died in hospital, where he had been staying for the past few weeks.
His former colleague Tony Sattler told the ABC the news of his passing.
'He has been in hospital for the past few weeks,' he confirmed.
Tony also shared that his long-time friend was dedicated to acting.
‘He was totally committed to comedy in his early years and he had worked in radio,' he added.
Ross played the leading role of Ted Bullpitt in Kingswood County, with the series being screened from 1980 to 1984.
The TV series mocked the intolerance of the main character, a factory worker and WWII veteran who often exaggerated his difficult upbringing.
The character of Ted was known for watching television, his greyhounds and his beloved Holden Kingswood car.
Ross is survived by his wife Nadine and four adult children.
He was also known for his role in The Naked Vicar Show, a satirical TV series based on a fictional radio program.
Born: 6/14/1931, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 10/7/2016, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ross Higgins’ western – voice actor:
Last of the Mohicans (TV) – 1987 [voice]