Comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor died at the age of 79 from a coronavirus, BBC agent confirmed.
The artist, best known for The Goodies and I’m Sorry I Havn’t A Clue, died on Sunday.
Goodie star Graeme Garden said he was “terribly saddened by the loss of a dear colleague and close friend over 50.”
“He was a funny, sociable and generous man who was a pleasure to work with,” said Garden.
“The public found him not only hilarious but also adorable. Her loss at this terrible time is particularly difficult to bear, and my thoughts are with Christine, Ben, Edward and their families. “
Brooke-Taylor’s career spanned more than six decades, and her comedic roots can be found in the Cambridge Footlights.
He started his career as a broadcaster on BBC Radio, before becoming one of the members of the lawless television program Goodies and later as a longtime panelist on Radio 4, I’m sorry, I didn’t a clue.
Comedian Jack Dee, the current host of I’m Sorry I Havn’t a Clue, said, “It is devastating news to hear that Tim succumbed to this terrible virus – especially when we all thought that he was recovering.
“Tim was a charming man and was never anything but great company. It has always been one of the great joys of my career working with someone who was part of the comedy landscape of my childhood. “