Sunday, February 19, 2012

Derrick "Wheels" Wheeler

Like most Canadian kids I grew up watching and loving the original Degrassi series so I did this little drawing of Wheels after hearing that actor, Neil Hope, who played him died.


Anonymous said...

His family and friends knew five years ago. They just didn't release the information to the press until now. Simple misunderstanding on your part. Awesome drawing.

Frederic G. said...

From Associated Press (yesterday):

"Ex-fiance Christina Boulard said Hope's family spent years trying to track him down after hearing rumors of his passing several years ago, but only learned last month from police in Hamilton, Ontario, that he had died."

So... I don't think they were aware of his death until then.

Scott MacDonald said...

Oh I see. Thanks for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

There is also a post on the television blog TVRage, dated from this morning, in which Hope’s fiancĂ©e, Christina Boulard, offered the following statement:
“The family regrets to announce that Neil passed away in Hamilton, Ontario on November 25, 2007 of natural causes. There was some confusion regarding his passing that they do not wish to go public with, which is why they are only announcing his death now to the public and the media.”

Ron said...

Wheeler!!!! Noooooo
That's crazy!
No one knew till now.

Mirco said...

Whitney! now this! luckily this illustration is good enough to keep me from giving up on life.

Hobo Divine said...

Rest in Peace Wheels.
A lovely peace SMAC!