Jeremy Lloyd, the man behind the classic television comedies ‘Allo Allo’ and ‘Are You Being Served?’ has died at the age of 84.
The writer’s agent confirmed he died at a London hospital on Monday evening from pneumonia.
Jeremy Lloyd collecting his OBE in 2012
His agent Alexandra Cann said: “Jeremy was a great wit and always a mass of original ideas. He had a wonderfully original mind and will be greatly missed.”
Lloyd, who began his career as a writer in the late Fifties, created a string of hit shows with his writing partner David Croft.
He made his film debut in 1960 with ‘School for Scoundrels’ and appeared in a number of successful film and TV comedies throughout the Sixties and Seventies.
He also starred in two of the Beatles’ films – ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and ‘Help!’
Lloyd, who was married three times including to Joanna Lumley, was given an OBE for services to comedy in 2012.
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