Friends and fans pay tribute to The Goodies star Tim Brooke-Taylor who has died aged 79

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Friends and fans pay tribute to The Goodies star Tim Brooke-Taylor who has died aged 79
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Tributes are pouring in from the friends and fans of The Goodies star Tim Brooke-Taylor who has died aged 79 from COVID-19.

The star’s agent released a statement revealing he died Sunday morning (12 April) after contracting the coronavirus, and praised his “energy and great sense of fun”.

As well as a tribute from fellow Goodie Graeme Garden who described his Brooke-Taylor as a “funny, sociable, generous man” who audiences found “not only hilarious but also adorable”, the world of comedy and entertainment has taken to social media to pay respect.

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LONOND, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 17:  Tim Brooke-Taylor, proudly holds his OBE after it was presented to him by Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on November 17, 2011 in London. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Tim Brooke-Taylor, proudly holds his OBE after it was presented to him by Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on November 17, 2011 in London. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Comedy performer and author David Walliams tweeted: “I was obsessed with ‘The Goodies’ as a child, the first comedy show I really loved.

“I queued up to get the Goodies’ autographs as a grown-up, and got to meet Tim Brooke-Taylor more recently at a party.

“I was in total awe, but he was so kind & generous. It is so sad he is gone.”

Peep Show and Would I Lie To You star David Mitchell, a fellow former Cambridge Footlights member, wrote: “This is terribly sad news. He was a wonderful comedian and a really lovely man and I feel honoured to have known and worked with him.

“The world has been robbed - he had years more joy to give.”

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Rob Brydon tweeted a photo of himself with Brooke-Taylor when appearing on radio comedy I’m Sorry I Haven’t Got A Clue. He captioned it: “So sad to hear that the great Tim Brooke Taylor has died.

“A wonderful man, so many happy times sat next to him on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

“Here we are with Barry, Colin and Graeme at a celebration of the show in January. He was on great form. My thoughts are with his family.”

Stephen Fry tweeted: “Just heard the devastating news of the death of Tim Brooke-Taylor.

“A hero for as long as I can remember, and –on a few golden occasions – a colleague and collaborator on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

“Gentle, kind, funny, wise, warm, but piercingly witty when he chose to be. So sad.”

Pointless star Richard Osman said: “Just devastated at the death of Tim Brooke-Taylor.

“What a lovely, funny man. He was on such terrific form on the I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’ tour in January. We had such fun.

“God bless you Tim. So very sad. My love to Christine and his wonderful family.”

Gary Lineker tweeted: “Loved The Goodies. Tim Brooke Taylor was a goody. RIP.”

Sandi Toksvig: said: “Tim Brooke-Taylor was a man I was privileged to call my friend. Generous and kind. Sitting beside him while he made us all laugh was an honour. He will be much missed.”

Derbyshire-born Brooke-Taylor is survived by wife Christine.

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