British comic and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor has died on the age of 79 after contracting coronavirus.

In an announcement, his agent confirmed the information: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce Tim’s loss of life early at the moment from COVID-19. Becoming a member of [Cambridge University] Footlights in 1960 took him to offering an enormous number of splendid leisure — tv, radio, theatre, movie, books, DVDs, CDs, quizzes, and so forth — all of which he undertook with power and a fantastic sense of enjoyable.”

Brooke-Taylor is probably greatest generally known as a member of UK comedy trio The Goodies with Graeme Backyard and Invoice Oddie. That they had a BBC tv present which ran for greater than a decade from 1970. He was additionally an everyday panelist on BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue for extra 40 years, usually showing alongside Backyard.

Within the later years of this profession, Brooke-Taylor appeared in TV dramas together with Docs, Heartbeat, Marple, Crossroads and James Corden’s BBC sketch present Horne & Corden.

Backyard mentioned: “I’m terribly saddened by the lack of an expensive colleague and shut pal of over 50 years. Tim and I met at Cambridge College within the early 1960s and have loved working collectively virtually continuously from that point onwards, on radio, stage, and TV.”

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue host Jack Dee was amongst these to pay tribute to Brooke-Taylor on Twitter:

Stephen Fry mentioned: “A hero for so long as I can keep in mind, and –on a couple of golden events – a colleague and collaborator on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Light, sort, humorous, sensible, heat, however piercingly witty when he selected to be. So unhappy.”

Rob Brydon mentioned: “So unhappy to listen to that the nice Tim Brooke Taylor has died. An exquisite man, so many blissful occasions sat subsequent to him on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.”

Director Edgar Wright added: “I’m so so unhappy {that a} huge comedy hero from my childhood, Tim Brooke-Taylor, has handed. Cherished his power & go for broke, strive something silliness. He made it seem to be making individuals chuckle was the perfect job on the planet.”