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Philip Neil "Neil" Hope
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1972
Death: Nov. 25, 2007

Philip Neil Hope (known as Neil Hope)
(September 24, 1972 November 25, 2007)
was a Canadian actor best known for playing Derek "Wheels" Wheeler on Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High in the 1980s and early 1990s. He had earlier played "Griff" in Kids of Degrassi Street.

Hope's last television appearance was in a
2003 Degrassi: The Next Generation episode
in which he reunited and reconciled with
fellow members of the fictional band,
"Zit Remedy". Hope moved around
Ontario, living in Windsor and then in Hamilton.
Though he died in 2007 in a Hamilton rooming house,
his family did not learn of his death until 2012.
Hope suffered from type 1 diabetes, the effects of
which were aggravated by alcoholism and his failure
to keep up with insulin injections to manage the disease.
He died of a heart attack.
Hope was buried in March 2008. Taken from:

Note :Hope was buried in March 2008. The location of the grave is being kept private, 
Created by: findingourhistory
Record added: Mar 12, 2012
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Philip Neil Neil Hope
Added by: findingourhistory
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- Chasity a. Romack
 Added: Aug. 10, 2012
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 Added: Mar. 18, 2012
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