Endless tributes are happening today on Easter Monday to one of the famed Goodies co-star Tim Brooke-Taylor as he announced he has died at the aged 79 after contracting coronavirus.
Brooke-Taylor died on Sunday morning and is survived by his wife Christine. He joins comedian Eddie Large, playwright Terrence McNally and musician Adam Schlesinger as public figures who have died after contracting Covid-19.
Announcing his death on Sunday afternoon, Brooke-Taylor’s agent said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce Tim’s death early today from Covid-19.
“Joining Footlights in 1960 took him to providing a huge variety of splendid entertainment – television, radio, theatre, film, books, DVDs, CDs, quizzes, etc – all of which he undertook with energy and a great sense of fun.
“We will remember him for so much but must just mention The Goodies and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.
Billy Oddie wrote a tribute : “Fifty years and he only got cross with me once… well maybe twice… no quite a lot actually! No one could wear silly costumes or do dangerous stunts like Tim.
“I know it hurt cos he used to cry a lot. Sorry Timbo. A true visual comic and a great friend.”