British actor GARETH HUNT has died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Redhill, southern England. He was 65. Hunt is best known for playing MIKE GAMBIT in 1970s TV show THE NEW AVENGERS alongside PATRICK MCNEE and Joanna Lumley. He also starred in UK television shows Doctor Who, UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS and Eastenders. In a statement, Hunt's agent says, "He fought the disease with great courage and through his strength of character and his wonderful sense of humour he continued to work right up until the end of 2006." Hunt is survived by his wife AMANDA and three sons.