Noted commentator Tom Fleming passes away
It was a huge loss for the people of Scotland this sunday with the demise of the noted broadcaster and actor Tom Fleming. Fleming, 82 died at the St Columba’s Hospice here in Edinburgh. His distinctive voice has served the people of Scotland for almost over 30 years, being part of all major occasions including the Queen’s coronation, Diana’s funeral and the opening of the Scottish parliament, Fleming was a commentator to remember for long .
Being multi-talented, Fleming along with broadcasting was also good at acting, directing and poetry. He has been an asset for the country with exemplary services to the Scottish art. Born in Edinburgh, Fleming even played the lead role in the first ever full-length televised drama production from Scotland,’The Black Eye’. His works were rewarded with an OBE in 1980, and he also became a doctor of Heriot-Watt University during 1984, Fleming was also a fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1986.
Broadcaster and actor Tom Fleming, entertained and informed millions, he has done commentary for consecutive Tattoos from 1966 until 2009. He has also been actively part of many art and theatre works and also led the corporate Minister of Canonmills church in Edinburgh for 20 years. In his career, Fleming has commentated for a whole lot of events along with the Queen’s silver jubilee, ten funerals and even two royal weddings.
His major achievements includes his tenure with BBC as a commentator for the VE and VJ Day commemorations, Fleming was also known for his annual commentary on the Cenotaph service in London. Along with all this, Fleming too have been part of many other functions and events, both on stage and air, his voice and style of presentation made him distinct from others. To pay tribute to this class person, came many journalist, dignitaries and friends who gathered to bid adieu to their loved star.
News Source : Scotsman
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