Ray Cameron (comedian)
Ray Cameron (born Thomas Cameron McIntyre; 19 April 1936 – 27 December 1993) was a Canadian comedian, and the father of British comedian Michael McIntyre.
Cameron was one of the writers of Kenny Everett's television shows, including The Kenny Everett Video Show, and co-creator of comedy panel game show Jokers Wild (on which he sometimes appeared as a guest comedian). He was also director and co-writer (with Barry Cryer) of Everett's only feature film, Bloodbath at the House of Death.
His son, Michael, grew up believing that Cameron had died of a heart attack. In 2010, he learned it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in a Hollywood apartment block, at the age of 57. His stepmother, Holly, decided to reveal the secret when McIntyre planned to take part in the BBC genealogy series, Who Do You Think You Are? He publicly responded in 2014, "I'm heartbroken my stepmother has chosen to share painful and personal information publicly."
- "Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
- "Michael McIntyre 'heartbroken' at stepmother's revelation that his father died by suicide". Independent.ie.
- "Michael McIntyre learnt of father's suicide after 17 years of believing cause to be heart attack". The Independent.
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