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Obituary: Children’s Book Author David McPhail’s Cause of Death


The story behind children’s book author and Illustrator David McPhail’s cause of death is still absent in his obituary after social media rumors claimed the Kiwi actor and comedian passed away. Rest in peace.

As an unforgettable legend of New Zealand comedy, television, and entertainment, David McPhail provided some amazing comedic moments during his years of career, and his portrayal of Muldoon was always a highlight.

David McPhail is the praised author of many famous books for children, such as Fix-It; Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!; and Pigs Ahoy! (all Dutton and Puffin).

The story behind children's book author and Illustrator David McPhail's cause of death is still absent in his obituary
Image source: Penguin Books Australia

He is also the illustrator of Jan Waldron’s Angel Pig and the Hidden Christmas and John Pig’s Halloween (both Dutton). He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

David McPhail was born in Christchurch on 11 April 1945, and educated at Cathedral Grammar School and Christchurch Boys’ High School, and went on to study at the University of Canterbury. He tied the knot with Anne McLeod on 25 February 1967.

McPhail is survived by his wife Anne and their two children.

What is David McPhail’s Cause of Death?

Although there is no report about adult industry performer David McPhail’s cause of death at this time, US day News is working hard to find more information and the latest updates as soon as possible; stay with us.

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Our thoughts and prayers are with David McPhail’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these challenging days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; if you have any related information about McPhail’s death, please share it with us.

The story behind children's book author and Illustrator David McPhail's cause of death is still absent in his obituary
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Most Popular Books:

  • Mole Music
  • Edward and the Pirates
  • Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! (Picture Puffins)
  • Pig Pig Grows Up
  • The Teddy Bear

Series By David McPhail:

  • A Bug, a Bear, and a Boy
  • Pig Pig

More About David McPhail

He worked alongside Jon Gadsby, his longtime comic partner in crime, and became famous for portraying Sir Rob Muldoon in landmark sketch shows A Week of It as well as McPhail and Gadsby.

He additionally appeared in the Barry Crump-style yarns of Letter to Blanchy and as a straight-talking teacher in Seven Periods with Mr. Gormsby.

Tom Scott, writer, and humorist announced he had been bracing himself for McPhail’s passing, given his recent health problems, adding McPhail was the most important of the Christchurch trio that included Gadsby and A.K.Grant, who contributed so much to New Zealand television and theatre.

“He was also a terrific stage actor and was fantastic in Seven Periods of Mr Gormsby. He saved the show and the kids loved him. He was such a sweet man, a very kind man. He could be the funniest man you could ever meet in your life,” Scott said.

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  1. D E MCQUARRIE May 13, 2021

    Your obituary has intertwined the lives of two different David McPhails.

    New Zealander David McPhail was a much-loved legend of comedy, parody, and acting, and has passed away He was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and that is where he died.

    The other David McPhail is an American author and illustrator of children’s books who was born in Massachusetts USA in 1940 and is still very much alive I believe.

    1. US day News May 13, 2021

      Thanks for informing us; it will be edited as soon as possible. It was due to our inappropriate sources.

  2. Christopher Jordan September 2, 2021

    In May you were notified that your article mixed in two different David McPhail’s. One deceased and the other very much alive. And you still have not corrected it months later!


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