Humorist Tim Brooke-Taylor has kicked the bucket at 79 years old with coronavirus, his specialist has affirmed to the BBC.

The performer, most popular for The Goodies and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, kicked the bucket on Sunday.

Individual Goodies star Graeme Garden said he was “appallingly disheartened by the passing of a dear associate and dear companion of more than 50 years”.

“He was a clever, agreeable, liberal man who was a pleasure to work with,” Garden said.

“Crowds discovered him clever as well as delightful. His misfortune at this horrendous time is especially difficult to hold up under, and my musings are with Christine, Ben, Edward and their families.”

Brooke-Taylor’s profession traversed over six decades and his comedic establishes lay in the Cambridge Footlights, which he participated in 1960.

He began his telecom vocation on BBC Radio, before getting one of the individuals from the anarchic Goodies TV appear and later as a long-standing specialist on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Entertainer Jack Dee, the present host of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, stated: “It has come as destroying news to hear that Tim has surrendered to this loathsome infection – particularly when we as a whole idea he was recuperating.

“Tim was a wonderful man and nothing yet incredible organization. It has consistently been one of the incredible delights of my profession to work with somebody who was a piece of the parody scene of my youth.”

Conceived in Buxton, Derbyshire on 17 July 1940, his dad was a specialist and nearby coroner who had been injured in the First World War and was serving in the Home Guard when Brooke-Taylor was conceived.

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