Comedian and star of 'The Goodies' Tim Brooke-Taylor dies from coronavirus aged 79

Tim Brooke-Taylor receiving his OBE in 2011 (PA Images)
Tim Brooke-Taylor receiving his OBE in 2011 (PA Images)
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Comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor has died from coronavirus aged 79.

'The Goodies' and 'I'm Sorry I haven't A Clue' star died on Easter Sunday, his agent confirmed.

In a statement, he said: "It is with great sadness that we announce Tim's death early today from Covid-19.

"Joining Footlights in 1960 took him to providing a huge variety of splendid entertainment - television, radio, theatre, film, books, DVDs, CDs, quizzes, etc - all of which he undertook with energy and a great sense of fun.

"We will remember him for so much but must just mention The Goodies and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

"He had, of course, many fans whom he always treated cheerfully even after long and exhausting rehearsals and recordings.

"He was an exceptional client and a pleasure to represent."

The Goodies (left to right) Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor (PA Images)

Graeme Garden, who starred alongside him in 'The Goodies' called him 'a funny, sociable, generous man who was a delight to work with'.

He added he was 'terribly saddened by the loss of a dear colleague and close friend of over 50 years'.

"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."

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