Ronnie Corbett Dead at 85
One of the legends of British television has been lost. Actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett has died at aged 85.
The news was confirmed by Corbett’s publicist, who released a statement: “Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family. They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very sad time.”
Corbett was perhaps best known for his BBC1 series, The Two Ronnies, which co-starred fellow funnyman Ronnie Barker. The series lasted from 1971 to 1987, and made Corbett a household name. However, Corbett also had a variety of other roles throughout his storied career, from his part in David Frost’s 1960s comedy series The Frost Report, to countless stage shows such as The Seven Year Itch, Out of Order and The Dressmaker.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Corbett family during this time. Rest in peace, Mr. Corbett.