Television star known for his work in the Two Ronnies passed away surrounded by his family, his publicist said this morning.

A statement said: “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 one of the UK’s best-loved comedians and along with Ronnie Barker, their double act was one of the most successful of the 1970s and ‘80s.

Corbett first came to fame on The Frost Report in the 1960s but was best known as one half of the Two Ronnies with his comedy partner, Ronnie Barker, who died in 2005.



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