Goodbye Professor…. fans and Whovians, it seems that we have one more death to report and it is that of Professor Litefoot, aka Trevor Baxter, the cause of which are remaining unclear.

Trevor Baxter, born on Nov. 18, 1932 passed away on July 16, 2017 and left fans with a sorrow in their hearts.  Trevor is best known as Professor Litefoot in the 1977 Doctor Who episode “The Talons of Weng-Chiang” with Tom Baker and its spin-off audio series with Big Finish. It started with Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles: The Mahogany Murderers.  It was so well received that Big Finish created the  Jago & Litefoot audio series which has released 13 series of box sets.

Trevor was a man of many talents in movies and television as well as being part of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing on stage.  Trevor wrote a number of plays such as “Lies, The Undertaking,” and “Office Games”.  One of his plays, Ripping Them Off was given its first performance at the Warehouse Theatre Croydon on October 5, 1990.  Trevor was also in a few American movies such as including Nutcracker (1983), Parting Shots (1999), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) and Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (2006).

In a quote from David Richardson we see how wonderful Trevor was:

David Richardson of Big Finish: “Such a sad day.  Doctor Who has lost one of its legends, and we’ve lost a dear friend.”

Below is a goodbye from Spanish Films paying Tribute to Trevor and his many contribution to this industry many of us call home.

Here at, we would like to send his fans and family out deepest sympathy and hope that whatever was the cause, Trevor went peacefully and with an Angel by his side.

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by: Felicia Ann McNamara aka Gadget