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Rik Mayall, who found fame in the cult television comedies The Young Ones and Bottom, has died at the age of 56. His death this...

Playwright Kevin Elyot, best known for his 1994 comedy My Night With Reg, has died after a long illness at the age of 63. Elyot...

Jeffery Dench, the actor-brother of Dame Judi Dench, has died at the age of 86. A graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama,...

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York City apartment aged 46. Police are investigating to determine the exact cause...

Roger Lloyd Pack, who became a household name as Trigger in Only Fools and Horses and as Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley,...

Richard Brett, widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential theatre engineers of his generation, has died at the age of 74. Diagnosed...

John Fortune, the comedian and satirist best known for his television work with Rory Bremner and John Bird, has died at the age of...

Addison Cresswell, the agent and producer who was named the most powerful man in comedy last year, has died at the age of 53. With...

Peter O’Toole, who announced his retirement from acting in July last year, has died at the age of 81. His death in London’s Wellington Hospital...

Lewis Collins, best known as the swaggering tough-guy cop Bodie in the hit 1970s crime series The Professionals, has died at the age of...

Veteran entertainer, Stan Stennett, best known for his comedy spots on BBC Television’s The Black and White Minstrel Show, has died at the age...

Tributes have been paid to the comedy actor, Felix Dexter, who died last Friday from a form of bone marrow cancer, aged 52. David Baddiel...

Tony award-winning actor Paul Rogers has died at the age of 96. His family issued a statement saying that his career, which began in 1938,...

Robert Robson, artistic director of the Lowry arts centre in Salford, died suddenly on Friday (September 6) the age of 58. A former artistic director...

Nobel laureate poet and playwright Seamus Heaney died this morning at the age of 74. Heaney died in the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin at 7.30am...

Actor and director Gerard Murphy has died from prostate cancer at the age of 64. His agent Lynda Ronan said he died at home yesterday...

Mike Winters, the straight man to his brother, Bernie, in the comedy double act, Mike and Bernie Winters, has died at the age of...

The bass singer Richard Angas, best known for his frequent appearances in the title role of Jonathan Miller’s much-revived production of The Mikado for...