One person tweeted: ‘That is sad news. Loved Fingerbobs as a kid. And discovered (fairly recently) he recorded the theme tune to another programme I liked called Aeronauts. RIP. Thanks for the happiness.’
Another person said : ‘Fingerbob was my all time favourite TV show. It taught me many things most of which I’ve forgotten apart from how to raise water levels using pebbles. May he rest in peace.’
A third wrote: ‘So sad… Fingerbobs was one of a few shows from my childhood that I loved to watch. His skill of giving life to pieces of curled up paper was pure magic.’
‘Very sad news about someone I remember well when I was growing up from Fingerbobs and Play School. I’ve just discovered that ‘Fingerbobs’ the album is available from a lot of music streaming services,’ said another.
Jones was born in February 1937 in London Ontario. In his later years, Jones lived in the United States in San Francisco with his wife Valerie.
In collaboration with Roger Penycate, he wrote a stage musical based on the songs and lyrics of Meal Ticket entitled ‘Laughing Daughter’.
The musical had a three-week run at the Indian Head Center for the Arts in Southern Maryland from September 3, 2009.