Gorden Kaye funeral: Vicki Michelle and Sue Hodge pay respects to Allo Allo co-star

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Vicki Michelle and Sue Hodge joined mourners as British comedian and actor Gorden Kaye was laid to rest.

The actresses, who starred opposite the actor in classic sitcom Allo Allo, paid their respects as friends, families and fans gathered at Huddersfield Parish Church on Friday.

Michelle, who played Yvette, and Hodge, who played Mimi, arrived together for the service as fans lined the street in front of the church.

Kim Hartman, who played Private Helga in the show also attended the service.

Co-stars: Vicki Michelle and Sue Hodge share a hug (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)
Co-stars: Vicki Michelle and Sue Hodge share a hug (Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

Kaye died ‘peacefully’ in a care home last month at the age of 75, his agent confirmed.

Michelle, 66, led tributes to her friend and former co-star, on Twitter following news of his death, writing:

“So sad to hear news of Gorden Kaye A brilliantly talented actor consummate professional, loved the world over There'll never be another Rene.”

The pair starred opposite each other in the classic television show from 1982-1992 and both later reprised their roles for the touring stage show in 2008.

Shane Allen, controller of BBC comedy commissioning said: "Gorden Kaye was a terrific comic actor whose signature role, Rene Artois, earned his place in the comedy hall of fame.

"He was instrumental in making 'Allo 'Allo! such a long running and well-loved series.

"His work lives on and thoughts are with friends and loved ones at this sad time."