Oops, seems there's a possibility that Luan Peters has not died after all. The news was released yesterday by Equity but might be wrong. Which is rather embarrassing for them, but very good news for Miss Peters.
A real face from the 1976 TOTP repeats, due to the vagaries of the missing episodes in the middle of that year, she seemed to be on every week with Doctor Kiss Kiss. And also the repeated who appeared/sang in 5000 Volts discussions on popscene.
There will be many a fifty-something lady feeling a little older today. The un-boyish looking Alan Longmuir always seemed a bit out of place in the Rollers, so it was no surprise when he was the first to leave. My older sister idolised him.
Al Matthews (November 21, 1942 - September 23, 2018)
Al Matthews was an American actor and singer based in the United Kingdom, best known for his appearance as Gunnery Sergeant Apone in the film Aliens.
Other film credits include Rough Cut, Omen III: The Final Conflict, Superman III, The Fifth Element, and Tomorrow Never Dies. He also worked in British television, appearing in Grange Hill as the father of Benny Green, as well as in theatre and radio. He presented the Saturday night Radio 1 show Discovatin' and in 1975 he scored a musical hit in the UK Singles Chart with "Fool", which reached number 16.
I wonder if you saw the BBC news when they mentioned the death of Chas Hodges. It had a clip of him and Dave doing the song for Tottenham Hotspur. And you could see Sue and Lulu wearing Tottenham Hotspur shirts singing along to the song.