The star of long-running childrens television show, Rainbow has sadly passed away. Geoffrey Hayes was well-known from presenting the show from 1973 to 1992. The show aired in New Zealand.
He passed away from pneumonia surrounded by his family. He was 76.
On Rainbow, Geoffrey starred alongside puppets Zippy, George & Bungle for more than 1000 episodes.
Tributes have poured in from around the globe as people pay respect to an iconic figure in their childhood.