Barry Chuckle, half of the comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 73.
The entertainer, whose real name was Barry Elliott, starred in ChuckleVision with his brother Paul on the BBC between 1987 and 2009.
Paul said: “I’ve not just lost my brother, I’ve lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend.”
Tributes from fans who grew up watching their show poured in on Twitter, with many thanking him “for the laughs”.
Earlier this year, the brothers returned to the small screen with a new show, Chuckle Time, on Channel 5.
The star had not been well towards the end of the new show’s filming.
Picture is from 2011 Joe Edwards meets the Chuckle Brothers for Gateway 97.8
Here’s his interview with the famous duo: