Wellington's Circa Theatre confirmed veteran New Zealand actor Ray Henwood has died this morning.
Henwood was a stalwart of the Wellington theatre scene, but was best known for his role in the sitcom Gliding On.
He also appeared in a number of films, including Heavenly Creatures and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Henwood, 82-years-old, was married to District Court Judge Carolyn Henwood and father of comedian Dai Henwood.
Dai recently took to social media to pay tribute to his dad, posting a photo of the two together from his childhood and writing: "It ain't Fathers Day but I love you Dad. Giving me knowledge and love since '78."
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