‘Batman’ Butler Michael Gough Dies at 94

by | March 17, 2011 at 1:55 PM | Celebrity Deaths, TV News

'Batman' Star Michael Gough (Photo: Everett Collection/Us Weekly)

'Batman' Star Michael Gough (Photo: Everett Collection/Us Weekly)


Michael Gough, best known as Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred in the Tim Burton and Joel Schmaucher “Batman” films, has died at 94, his agent told the BBC.

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“We’ve lost a very treasured and beloved friend and somebody who made a magnificent contribution to the world of theatre and films,” the agent said.

Gough had been ill for several years and passed away at home, surrounded by family, the agent added.

In his 65-year career, the Kuala Lumpur-born actor appeared in more than 150 films and TV shows, including “Robin Hood,” “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” and “Doctor Who.”

In addition to his work opposite Michael Keaton in “Batman” and “Batman Returns,” Gough worked with Burton in “Sleepy Hollow,” “The Corpse Bride,” and “Alice in Wonderland.”

He is survived by his fourth wife, Henrietta, daughter Emma and sons Simon and Jasper.

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