Jimmy Perry, creator of the popular comedy series, Dad’s Army, has unfortunately died at the age of 93.
Perry was born on September 20, 1923 in Barnes, South-West London.
He worked with producer David Croft on the shows, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Hi-de-Hi and You Rang M’Lord?
Dad’s Army began in 1968 and ran for 80 episodes over nine years while Hi-de-Hi ran for eight years.
Comedians and colleagues paid tribute to Perry on Twitter.
“RIP Jimmy Perry. Amazing contribution to British telly. Watched Dad’s Army only yesterday. Still as funny as when I watched it as a kid,” Jack Dee wrote.
“When St. Peter asks for Jimmy Perry’s name he’s got a great gag lined up #ripjimmyperry”, Richard Osman said.
“So sad we have lost #JimmyPerry a brilliant comedy writer & true gentleman. He leaves us such a legacy,” Vicki Michelle tweeted.
He leaves a wife, Gilda Perry.
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– Written by Rekha Kulen