The news was reported on Blake’s 7 Online. Thomas had a long and distinguished career, training at RADA, and appearing in numerous Royal Shakespeare Company productions onstage. Prior to the two years he spent on Blakes 7 (and his return for the final episode), he appeared in the movie of Quatermass and the Pit, and The Avengers, as well as the 1970s SF serial Star Maidens, and as one of the leads in Children of the Stones. He went on to star in Knights of God and guest starred in an episode of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood.
He returned to the role of Blake for Big Finish and B7 Media’s series of audio adventures, as well as playing parts in other productions for the company.