Roderick Aldon 'Roddy' Walcott, OBE
|Birthplace:||Castries, St Lucia|
|Death:||Died in Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada|
|Cause of death:||"after a long illness"|
|Place of Burial:||Castries, Castries, Saint Lucia|
|Occupation:||St Lucian playwright, screenwriter, painter, theatre director, costume and set designer, lyricist and literary editor|
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About Roderick Aldon 'Roddy' Walcott, OBE
Roderick "Roddy" Walcott, OBE (23 January 1930 – 6 March 2000), was a St Lucian playwright, screenwriter, painter, theatre director, costume and set designer, lyricist and literary editor. As a dramatist he "has been recognised as one of the most committed figures in the effort to develop a distinctive Caribbean theatre in the region". He was the twin brother of Nobel laureate Derek Walcott.
He died at his home in Toronto, Canada, in 2000 at the age of 70, after a long illness. His death is a theme in his brother Derek's 2004 work The Prodigal.
- Wikipedia: Roderick Walcott, En Caribe: Enciclopedia de Historia y Cultura del Caribe