The Rotherham Born comedian and actor Duggie Brown has died aged 82, his manager announced. Known for his roles in Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine, and one of the most well known comedians of his generation.
Brown, who was brother to Lynne Perrie who was an English actress, singer and television personality, best known as Mrs Casper in Ken Loach’s 1969 film Kes, found fame in the same Yorkshire classic, which was based on Barry Hines’ novel, before becoming a successful comedian and actor.
The statement read: “It is with a heavy heart I share the news the very talented comedian and actor Duggie Brown passed away this morning with his wife Jackie by his side.
“What an honour it was to work with Duggie. A born entertainer who loved his profession. RIP Duggie Brown. We love and salute you.”
The Rotherham actor featured in numerous comedian and dramas over the years including: All Creatures Great and Small, Heartbeat, Hotel Babylon, EastEnders, Holby City, The Glamour Girls, The Good Old Days and House of Cards.
Watch his hilarious Parrot joke here:
The tributes are been paid on social media for the Yorkshireman including one from fellow comedian Tommy Cannon who said: “Really sad to hear about the passing of Duggie Brown, Rest in peace pal, what a funny funny man – thinking of all your friends and family.”
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