COMEDY legend Barry Cryer has died at the age of 86.
The much-loved British comedian passed away as heartfelt tributes poured in for him.
Who was Barry Cryer?
Barry, born in Leeds in 1935, won an OBE in 2001.
The comedian married his wife Theresa in 1962 – and he leaves behind four children, seven grandchildren, and one grandchild.
He was best known for his work with fellow comedian, including Tommy Cooper. Kenny Everett, Spike Milligan and Les Dawson.
In 2022 Barry began conquering new mediums and started a podcast along with his son Bob, called Now, Where Were We?
What was Barry Cryer’s cause of death?
Details surrounding Barry’s death, including a cause, are yet to be disclosed.
Paying tribute, Piers Morgan said this morning: “RIP Barry Cryer, 86.
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“Such a warm, funny and talented man. A giant of British comedy. Thanks for all the laughs, Barry.”
Gyles Brandreth wrote: “RIP Barry Cryer. Here we are only a few weeks ago. Baz was just the loveliest guy: funny & generous.
“He’d worked with everybody & everybody he worked with liked him.
“I shall miss his happy company so much – & his regular phone calls: he gave you a gem of a joke with each one.”
Jon Holmes added: “RIP The legend that is Barry Cryer. Who else is going to call me and tell me old jokes that only he could still make funny, now? Such sad news.”
What TV shows was Barry Cryer on?
The comedy writer worked on many shows.
Barry always preferred to write in partnership, so that should he dry up he was never left to deliver material.
His regular partner during the 1970s was John Junkin, and the pair wrote some of The Morecambe and Wise Show in its BBC heyday
Barry also wrote episodes for the television comedy series Doctor in the House.