It is with huge sadness that GHG has to report the news that Terry Sue Patt who played Grange Hill’s Benny Green, has passed away.
Benny Green was the first Grange Hill pupil seen on screen, and it was Terry’s talented portrayal that persuaded the audience to fall in love with the talented footballer who couldn’t afford a pair of boots.
It was always clear that Terry had huge affection for his time in Grange Hill and he attended last year’s Grange Hill Memories convention where he talked animatedly about his time on the show.
As well as acting, Terry was a hugely talented street artist, producing a range of work and exhibitions, often inspired by Grange Hill.
GHG was fortunate enough to interview Terry and meet him again the following year. He was a friendly, thoughtful, engaging and talented speaker and lit up the room at last year’s convention ; bringing together people from all eras.
Terry Sue Patt will be sorely missed.
You can read our interview with Terry here.
Grange Hill friends and co-stars have been posting messages on condolence, which we have shared below, as a tribute to Terry.
Robert Craig Morgan (Justin Bennett) –
“I can not find the words to describe my shock and utter sadness on hearing my good friend and Grange Hill colleague, Terry Sue Patt has passed away. Terry was a beautiful person, who I loved from the first time I met him.
A fine actor,artist and a great soul, he will be so missed by those who were lucky enough to have known him. I will treasure forever my memories of my friendship with him.
I’m devastated by hearing this, I send my deepest condolences to all his family and loved ones.
God bless you Terry. You are legend my friend.
Paula Ann Bland (Claire Scott) –
“I’m totally in shock and devastated at the passing of Terry Sue-Patt.
RIP lovely man xxx
Lee Macdonald – (Zammo Maguire)
“R.I.P. To the loveliest man you could EVER meet and my memories will stay with me FOREVER, love you R.I.P. To the loveliest man you could EVER meet and my memories will stay with me FOREVER, love you Xxxxx”