Comedian and writer Barry Cryer dies aged 86

The comedian, writer and actor Barry Cryer has died at the age of 86.

Famed for his gifted performances on BBC Radio 4’s panel show I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, Cryer also wrote for Sir Bruce Forsyth, the Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise.

The League of Gentleman star Mark Gatiss said: “Barry Cryer was the real deal. An incredibly funny man who worked with – and wrote for – the giants of comedy.

“Yet he remained forever curious and delighted by whatever was fresh and original. Kind, encouraging, generous and a one-off. Goodbye, Cheeky.”

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The Guardian