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Comedian Barry Cryer Dies, Aged 86

Barry Cryer: The legendary actor and comedian has died, aged 86. Tributes to Cryer are now pouring in on social media.
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Barry Cryer has died, aged 86.

The details surrounding the comedian and actor’s death have yet to be disclosed.

Tributes to Cryer are now pouring in on social media.

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Barry Cryer, the comedian and actor, has died, aged 86. Credit: BBC via YouTube

Stephen Fry tweeted: “Such sad news, one of the absolute greats of British comedy, Barry Cryer, is no more.

“A glorious, gorgeous, hilarious and gifted writer and performer who straddled all the comic traditions. Universally beloved … farewell, Baz.”

Another added: “So saddened to hear the dear Barry Cryer had died. He was always a joy to meet, and his wit and generosity of spirit singled him out as one of the world’s nice people.

“RIP Barry, you will be missed by so many.”

Ah, not Barry Cryer. One of those rare few who everybody seemed to love. A huge, understated talent with 1,000,001 stories without a single dud,” a third wrote. “What a loss. #RIP.”

Comedian Ross Noble also shared a tribute, penning: “Devastating news to hear of the passing of Barry Cryer.

“He was a legend of his generation and more engaged with the many new generations of writers and comics who followed him than anyone else in the business.

“Spending time with him was always a great joy. Such a funny and nice man.”

Cryer, who was born in Leeds in 1935, had a career spanning seven decades.

The comedian was mostly known for his partnership with the late Sir David Frost, with who he collaborated on the BBC comedy, The Frost Report.

For over four decades, he was also a panellist on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

In 2001, Cryer received an OBE. In 2018, he received a lifetime achievement award for his comedy.

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