Mainland Cheese actor dies at 78
Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:21a.m.
One of the faces of Mainland Cheese, Kevin Corcoran, has died peacefully at home in Cromwell.
His wife, Betty, said Corcoran, 78, had been unwell for several years and spent the past five months of his life at the Ripponburn Home and Hospital in Cromwell. He died early yesterday.
Corcoran and Terry Procter graced New Zealand television sets as the faces of Mainland Cheese advertisements for 10 years. The storytelling advertisements followed the pair, who became synonymous with the catchphrase "Good things take time". They appeared in more than a dozen of the advertisements, which were discontinued in 2010.
Mrs Corcoran said she was "very proud" of the things her husband had accomplished in his life: "What hasn't he done?"
The couple moved to Central Otago 24 years ago after a farming life in Gore. His "great passion" was rugby and he was involved in Southland coaching and selecting for many years.
He is survived by his wife, 10 children and 16 grandchildren.
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31/08/2012 1:22:53 a.m.
Damen Morris wrote:
thanks for the kind words, im 1 of the 16 grandchildren . he is and always will be a legend and a hero to us, will never forget his stories/poems/songs and jokes. what you saw on the ads is a carbon copy of his true character
27/08/2012 8:14:26 p.m.
Those cheese ads were some of the best on telly.
25/08/2012 10:02:51 p.m.
Yes, loved these ads. Laid back times of yesteryear. RIP Mr Corcoran.
25/08/2012 6:09:19 p.m.
you here about the job to? me nah i work here i hire the cheese makers welcome aboard
25/08/2012 10:32:02 a.m.
Nic Potbury wrote:
Rest in Peace Dear Kevin. I grew up watching these beautiful men on TV, used to wish they were my Grand fathers! All my thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.
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