ONE of the UK´s most popular entertainers and personalities, Ronnie Corbett has died.
Corbett´s publicist announced his death on the morning of Thursday 31 and said in a statement that the 85-year-old was surrounded by his family.
A statement read: “Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family.”
First finding fame in the 1960’s with The Frost Report, Corbett was best known as one half of the Two Ronnies alongside his longstanding comedy partner, Ronnie Barker (who died in 2005).
The earlier statement said that Corbett´s family: “Have asked that their privacy is respected at this very sad time.”