Christopher ‘Kit’ Hood, who was responsible for creating the greatest Canadian export of any generation, has passed away at the age of 76 according to The Hollywood Reporter. On the Aug. 15 episode, we learned that Adam, in fact, died from his head-on collision with the tree. The last time "Degrassi" fans saw Kippel as Spinner was on season 2 of "Degrassi: Next Class." But she told friends never to mention Mr. Hope’s character, even in fun. “He was Neil,” she said. Sarah Barrable-Tishauer played Degrassi High's braniac Liberty on the original series, and since then, she has used her real-life smarts to make a … In Gives You Hell (1), he is first seen in French class with Tristan and Maya, being placed into their group. Spinner gets testicular cancer. With Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, A.J. As much as a year could pass without word. When the series ended in 1991, he spoke openly about the wages of alcoholism in a kind of public-service documentary, revealing that he was the child of alcoholics who had virtually abandoned him and had fed their drinking on his TV earnings. One of the enduring storylines on Degrassi … "Degrassi" fans and colleagues are expressing condolences Thursday after news that Neil Hope, who played "Wheels" on the series, apparently died five years ago. Neil Hope grew up in the 1980s before an audience of millions as a star in a pair of gritty Canadian television dramas, “Degrassi Junior High” and its sequel, “Degrassi High.” The shows were cultural touchstones in Canada and cult favorites in the United States, where they anticipated teenage docudramas like MTV’s “Real World” and soaps like “Beverly Hills, 90210.”. Read more about Hood on The Hollywood Reporter. She had a strong personality and quickly became a fan-favorite. Not saying it as something negative, just curious. During season two, Terri MacGregor becomes a successful plus size model. The first episode I remember watching is the one where Manny wore a thong to school and everyone lost their minds. Degrassi holds a special place in the hearts of all former teens of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s, who all got the chance to grow alongside different cast-mates every season. He was thinner than people remembered, his long hair shorn to the nub. Anson. The most obvious one to me is Adamo Ruggiero coming out as gay a few years after he left Degrassi. I went to school that Monday and asked my friends what kind of underwear they usually wore. All its characters portrayed teenagers confronting crises over issues like sexual abuse, racism, unwanted pregnancy and AIDS, but the troubles dealt Wheels made him the Job of the cast. By the end of the show, Mr. Hope himself had a drinking problem, and though he had wanted to attend film school, he all but dropped out of sight, only to emerge years later to make a guest appearance in a 10th-anniversary “Degrassi” reunion special. Is that you?’ ” Ms. Boulard said in a telephone interview. Neither the police, who concluded that no foul play had been involved, nor the coroner’s officials who removed the body recognized the name or the face of the deceased. Unclaimed, his body was buried the following March in a municipal cemetery. Is Lyle Lettau (formerly went by O’Donahoe) from Degrassi (who plays Tristan) gay in real life? Emergency services responded to the crash at about 8am that Saturday morning but she died at the scene, making the Year 11 student the 18th motorcycle rider killed on … He was 10 when he was cast in a guest role on a precursor show, “The Kids of Degrassi Street.” The job was a godsend, he told interviewers. Gives New Meaning to the Term “High School” Speaking of Drake’s time on Degrassi, it turns out … We’d watch it on our PBS station in NJ. Created by Kit Hood, Yan Moore, Linda Schuyler. In real life, Kippel kept busy as a drummer in the band Dear Love , which has since broken up. In one of Degrassi 's most controversial and dark episodes ever, J.T. His contact with his two brothers and a sister became intermittent at best. 18. At the reunion, he told former castmates that he had been working as a forklift operator, a furniture salesman and a customer service representative for a pizza chain. C. Campbell Saunders. “They shouted: ‘Wheels! Emma belonged with Sean, end of story. Claude Tanner. Hood passed “suddenly” at his home in Nova Scotia, but a cause of death has not been given. James Tiberius Yorke, aka J.T. 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