Tributes pour in for one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers
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Entertainer Ronnie Corbett has died aged 85 surrounded by his family, his publicist has said.
A statement from his publicist 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.”
— Press Association (@PA) March 31, 2016
Best known for for his role in The Two Ronnies, Corbett retired from showbiz in 2013 at the age of 83.
The 5ft 1in comedian suffered from gall bladder problems in 2014 and was hospitalised.
Tributes are on pouring in on Twitter for the entertainment legend.
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) March 31, 2016
RIP the lovely, funny legend Ronnie Corbett. It was an absolute honour & joy to have known him.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) March 31, 2016
So sad to hear the news about Ronnie Corbett, I’ve always loved his work. .. A true legend , my thoughts are with his family xx
— Paul Hollywood (@PaulHollywood) March 31, 2016
And it’s good night from Ronnie Corbett . Thanks for all the laughs mate.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 31, 2016
Another national treasure leaves us. A brilliant comedian and a genuinely lovely bloke. RIP Ronnie Corbett.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 31, 2016
Sad news about Ronnie Corbett, very funny man R.I.P
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) March 31, 2016