British performer Tim Brooke-Taylor, a member of the comedian trio The Goodies, died after contracting the brand new coronavirus. He was 79 years previous.
Brooke-Taylor’s agent says he died on Sunday morning “from COVID-19”.
Brooke-Taylor was a part of the College of Cambridge’s Footlights journal, the breeding floor of a number of generations of British comedian expertise. He entered radio and tv comedy within the 1960s along with future members of Monty Python John Cleese and Graham Chapman.
Rob Brydon and David Walliams, comedian actors from Cleese and British, have been amongst those that paid homage to Brooke-Taylor this weekend on social media.
I used to be obsessive about “The Goodies” as a child, the primary comedy present that I actually beloved. I queued for grownup Goodies autographs and met Tim Brooke-Taylor most just lately at a celebration. I used to be in whole awe, however he was so type and beneficiant. It’s so unhappy that he’s gone. pic.twitter.com/wxyGpJoyIU
– @ David Walliams
Brooke-Taylor went on to type The Goodies with Graeme Backyard and Invoice Oddie. The trio specialised in barely surreal sketches that incorporate visible inventiveness, slapstick and songs. Their Funky Gibbon music even turned one of many prime 10 British charts in 1975.
Their tv program, which lasted within the 1970s, was a success in Britain, Australia and New Zealand and developed a cult following in lots of different nations.
The Goodies was a part of a golden age of British tv comedy within the 60s and 70s that included Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Not the 9 O’Clock Information.
For greater than 40 years, Brooke-Taylor has additionally been a panelist on the much-loved BBC radio comics quiz present I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.
The Goodies are proven throughout a 2003 occasion: from left, Invoice Oddie, Graeme Backyard and Tim Brooke-Taylor exterior the Prince Charles Cinema at Leicester Place in central London. (Yui Mok through The Related Press)
Goodies’ co-star Backyard mentioned that Brooke-Taylor is “a enjoyable, sociable and beneficiant man with whom it has been a pleasure to work with. The viewers discovered him not solely hilarious but additionally lovable.”
“His loss at this horrible second is especially troublesome to bear,” mentioned Backyard.
Author-performer Stephen Fry tweeted: “I simply heard the devastating information of Tim Brooke-Taylor’s dying. A hero from what I bear in mind, and – on some golden events – a colleague and collaborator of I’m Sorry I Don’t I don’t know. Form, type, good, sensible, heat, however penetratingly witty when he selected to be. So unhappy. “
Brooke-Taylor survived his spouse Christine and two kids.
Tim has been an essential a part of my comedy life. We carried out collectively within the West Finish, on Broadway, and in over 100 “I’m sorry, I’ll reread it”. After which two collection of “At Final, It’s The 1948 Present”
He was a fantastic interpreter and companion.
I simply misplaced the urge to be foolish
– @ John Cleese
So unhappy to know that the nice Tim Brooke Taylor is useless. An exquisite man, many completely satisfied moments sitting subsequent to him in I’m sorry, I don’t know. Right here we’re with Barry, Colin and Graeme at a celebration of the present in January. He was in nice form. My ideas are together with his household. pic.twitter.com/9CfottzJVe
– @ RobBrydon