We are deeply saddened to report the unfortunate demise of Peter Palmer. He featured in the Li’l Abner, a Broadway musical, in 1956 and had played a titular part in the 1959 film. Peter Palmer’s son Steven Palmer took to his Facebook account and shared the saddening news on Tuesday, September 21. He confirmed his father’s death and shared a series of screen and stage actor’s images. Steven wrote that with deep sorrow he is announcing the demise of his dad. He added that he sadly died a day after turning 90.
Peter’s son continued that the family knew that this would come and that’s the reason they celebrated his birthday with great pomp and show this weekend. He said that Peter Palmer loved being celebrated by his grandchildren, children, nephews, nieces, family and friends. Stephen Palmer concluded the post by writing “Gonna miss you, Pops”. Soon, the post flooded with condolence and RIP messages. Everyone who knew him and ever crossed paths with him has been mourning his death.
The 90-years-old Peter Plamer used to play football at Urbana-Champaign at the University of Illinois. He even used to sing the national anthem while wearing uniforms at home matches. Later, he started his acting career. Peter was featured in 1959 released Li’l Abner, Melvin Frank musical, and it was his debut film. Here, he essayed the role of Li’l Abner Yokum belonging to the U.S.A. Many are unaware that Peter originated the said part three years ago on Broadway on the comic strip, Al Capp. It was telecasted from 1934 to 1977.
Besides acting, the actor also appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” as a singing act. Apart from it, he also appeared in various television shows or programmes including The Rockford Files, Dallas, and Custer. He was also featured in Edward Scissorhands, a Tim Burton movie released in 1990. The talented personality’s death news has shaken everyone and the internet is flooded with tribute messages.
Peter Palmer has left behind Jackie his first wife’s child named Steven along with six other children. He had married Jackie in 1954 and stayed together with her till 1964. He married Aniko Farrell, who was his second wife in 1966. The relationship lasted until her unfortunate passing in 2011. With Farrell, he has a daughter named Farrell Beth Palmer. Undoubtedly, he will be remembered by everyone till eternity and will be dearly missed by those who knew him as a person. We also pray for the peace of his soul.