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“Santa Claus” Passes Away at 86

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John Moore

John Moore, the actor who played Santa Claus in a series of Coca-Cola and Morrisons television commercials has passed away at age 86.

Moore, was from Burgess Hill in West Sussex. He was married, but his wife died 10 years ago. They had no children, UK Express reports.

When he wasn’t playing “Father Christmas” on TV, he would still dress up in his costume for various charity events for children. He also worked as a taxi driver and a barman.

Here is one of his famous Coke commercials:

R.I.P.

Photo Credit: Solent News

11 Comments

  1. Wale

    October 31, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Look on the bright side, we won’t need to buy gifts this season. Rip – best regards to Mrs Claus in heaven.

    • Cathrena carinah

      October 31, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      May God rest his heart in peace for he has been caring and loving father of many

  2. Agbeke

    October 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Awww may he RIP. I remember those ads.

  3. madam

    October 31, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    awww,v death didnt allow him waith for christmas. RIP SIR

  4. Leo

    October 31, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Oh no…… no Santa Claus this Xmas.
    May his soul rest in d bosom of the Almighty. Amen

  5. Babz

    October 31, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    SANTA CLAUS! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS! GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL, AMEN!

  6. Fume

    October 31, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Loved those ads awww may he and his wife RIP

  7. Zeal

    October 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Eeya, I remember all that advert o.

  8. Zaraflychic

    October 31, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Ooh nooooooooo…….so there won’t be Christmas this year? How sad….RIP Santa!

  9. Dabliz Obas

    October 31, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    R.I.P Sir…

  10. baboushka

    October 31, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Coca cola makes the best Christmas ads handsdown! Holidays are coming song makes me happy during Christmas. I once saw that coca cola caravan in action over a decade ago best sight ever best Christmas ever!

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