The world of entertainment is mourning the loss of Simon Carlyle, the co-creator of the popular BBC sitcom “Two Doors Down.” At just 48 years old, Carlyle’s passing has left a void in the industry.
His manager, Amanda Davis, confirmed this heartbreaking news in a statement to PA Media, expressing deep sorrow over Carlyle’s untimely departure.
“I am immensely sorry to confirm that Simon Carlyle has died at the age of 48.”Amanda Davis
“Two Doors Down” Co-Creator Simon Carlyle Leaves a Lasting Comedy Legacy
Simon Carlyle, along with Gregor Sharp, co-crafted the beloved Scottish BBC sitcom “Two Doors Down,” centered on zany neighbors in a suburban Scottish setting. Starring Arabella Weir and Alex Norton, the show’s success spanned six seasons on BBC Two and continues on BBC One with a seventh season in progress. Carlyle’s creative wit garnered BAFTA Scotland Award nominations, solidifying the show’s position as one of BBC’s enduring sitcoms. His portfolio also includes credits like “Changing Ends,” “Boy Meets Girl,” and “Psychobitches.”
Tributes Flow for Simon Carlyle: Fond Farewells From Amanda Davis And Jon Petrie
Amanda Davis expressed heartfelt condolences, describing Simon Carlyle as a cherished comedic talent who commanded respect across the entertainment field for his humor, supportiveness, and collaborative spirit.
BBC Comedy Director Jon Petrie lauded Carlyle’s comedic voice.
“His warm comic voice shone through these characters, garnering huge audience affection, and firmly establishing it as a long-lasting sitcom favourite.”Jon Petrie
The production team also mourned Carlyle’s loss, praising his meticulous focus on enhancing humor and his central role in their shared work.