The news has emerged in recent days that Jonathan Crombie, most famous for playing Gilbert Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables films, has died. He was only 48.
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I love the films and have the first on DVD - I had them all on video but gave them away years ago when the video player broke down and we replaced it with a DVD player. I shall have to find the other films on DVD eventually so that I have a set again.
It was a treat to watch the development of the pair from the cheeky school room antics of their youth to the more mature teachers and students that they became.
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I know that he had a huge career on the stage quite apart from his Prince Edward Island character's films, but that is how I knew him, and how I will remember him.
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