Sads news indeed. I believe he's been battling bad health for the last 2-3 years. He was a talented man, not only a fine comedian, but a good actor as well, another one of the 70's British TV icons who have, sadly, left the building.
I still love the smell of film in the morning
Agree 100% David, today's comedians seem to rely on filth and swearing,almost as a shock comedy.
Ronnie Corbett and others from that era all had real talent for making an audience laugh. Very sad.
I agree with you guys there as regards the swearing and sleaze that todays comics seem
to depend on in order to induce some laughs in the audience .
At least the likes of Laurel & Hardy , Abbott & Costello , Morecambe & Wise never had
the need to resort to such levels.
There was certainly some subtle innuendo involved in their comedy but never did it
I was saddened to hear this news, nice that they were "considering " giving the man a Knighthood, how long do they expect our
aging entertainers to live? Maybe like in the case of Peter Cushing, they were to slow too catch a cold. Anyway, the loveable little
chap has provided us with endless entertainment, my favourite must be the Pinocchio take off, where Ronnie plays an evil puppet,
and he looked the part! A very tragic loss to all who like genuine fun. A lovely little Scot whose talents will entertain for many
years to come, and a delight to work with by all concerned.