Les Pavelick, better known as 'Metro,' dies at age 71
The man behind Metro, Les Pavelick, has died at 71.
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:20PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:32PM CST
Canadian entertainer and Saskatchewan icon Les Pavelick has died.
Better known as “Metro,” Pavelick became famous across the province taking on the Ukrainian character in late 1960’s.
Pavelick recorded comedy albums, and lent the character to radio and television ads as well. One of his biggest hits, 11 Days From Christmas, sold 50,000 copies and earned him a Canadian Gold record.
Pavelick died from a heart attack Tuesday night. He was 71.