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British comedian Ronnie Corbett dead at 85

Press AssociationPress Association 31/03/2016 Kerri-Ann Roper

British actor and comedian Ronnie Corbett has died at the age of 85, his publicist says.

"Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation's best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family," a statement from his publicist said on Thursday.

"They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very sad time."

Corbett was best known for his television show The Two Ronnies, co-starring the late Ronnie Barker.

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