Actor Harry Landis has died aged 90.
The London-born star, who most recently played Mr Morris in the Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner, reportedly passed away on Monday.
Landis’ agent at Sharry Clark Artists confirmed the saddening news in a statement.
It read: “Sad news. Our lovely client Harry Landis has passed to spirit.
“Harry had an amazing career and gained a new following in later life as Mr Morris in Friday Night Dinner. It was a privilege to have worked with him as a client.”
It added: “Harry you will be sadly missed. RIP.”
Friday Night Dinner fans have taken to Twitter, with one writing: “It is with great sadness that Harry Landis – aka Mr Morris in Friday Night Dinner – has passed away. He was a brilliantly funny, wonderful man. Our greatest guest star.”
Another said: “RIP the great Harry Landis. A comic genius.”
“RIP to the absolute punk rocker Harry Landis,” a third penned. “What a lad.”
A fourth commented: “RIP Harry Landis. If you haven’t watched Friday Night Dinner, you should do so pronto.”
“Very sad to hear of the death of #HarryLandis. He had a long and distinguished career, fought vociferously for the rights of others and was great fun. Farewell Harry. RIP,” someone else penned.
Friday Night Dinner writer Robert Popper also wrote: “It is with great sadness that Harry Landis – aka Mr Morris in Friday Night Dinner – has passed away.
“He was a brilliantly funny, wonderful man. Our greatest guest star.”
Landis played the role of Mr Morris in Friday Night Dinner from 2012 to 2014.
He also starred in A Hill in Korea as a conscript and Felix Kawalski in EastEnders.
Landis’ first TV appearance was in 1995. He appeared in the pilot episode of the TV series Dixon of Dock Green. He went on to star in several episodes, as well as the final 25 years later.
He was born on November 25, 1931.
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