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Peter Firmin dead: Bagpuss, Basil Brush and Clangers creator dies aged 89 following short illness

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Peter Fermin has passed away aged 89 [PA] Bagpus and The Clangers creator Peter Firmin has sadly passed away aged 89.  The puppeteer's death was confirmed in a statement by Coolabi production company, which read: "We are sad to announce that the artist Peter Firmin has passed away at his home in Kent after a short illness. He was eighty-nine. "During a career spanning over six decades Peter worked with great skill in a remarkably wide variety of creative disciplines as a ...