Comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor has died at the age of 79 with coronavirus, his agent has confirmed to the BBC.
The entertainer, best known as one third of the popular 1970s show The Goodies, and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, died on Sunday.
Fellow Goodies star Graeme Garden said he was “terribly saddened by the loss of a dear colleague and close friend of over 50 years”.
“He was a funny, sociable, generous man who was a delight to work with.”
“Audiences found him not only hilarious but also adorable. His loss at this dreadful time is particularly hard to bear, and my thoughts are with Christine, Ben, Edward and their families,” Garden said.
Brooke-Taylor’s career spanned more than six decades and his comedic roots lay in the Cambridge Footlights Club, which he joined in 1960.