Gerry Anderson passed away on December 26th this year. A talented man that made puppets and Sci-Fi cool way back then. He made the phrase "Thunderbirds are go" a common catchphrase way back then.
I also commented some time ago here about another project he headed. The TV series UFO.
The intro Youtube clip has died from that post. Here is another.
Godspeed Sir. You were a talented person that brought worlds of wonder to me way back when. Oh, the silver miniskirts count!