Actor Duggie Brown, who has died at the age of 82, was “ever the consummate professional”, said Jimmy Cricket.
Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine were among the many TV programmes in which Duggie starred.
He also appeared on stage, including in pantomimes, during a career spanning five decades.
Upon hearing the sad news of Duggie’s passing, fellow comedian Jimmy posted the photograph above on social media.
He said: “From The Comedians TV show to the dramatic roles on stage to Pantomime Dame, Duggie Brown did them all brilliantly.
“Ever the consummate professional, he will be missed by all his friends in the entertainment profession.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his beloved Jackie.”
Duggie died on Tuesday morning with his wife, Jackie, by his side.
He first found fame in the iconic 1969 film, Kes.
Later, he acted in soaps including Corrie and Brookside, as well as TV shows The Comedians and The Wheeltappers And Shunters Social Club.
He appeared in a range of documentaries and dramas, including All Creatures Great And Small, Heartbeat, Hotel Babylon, EastEnders, Holby City and My Brother’s Keeper.
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