Comedy world reacts to the death of Jimmy Perry, who made the world a “funnier and brighter place”

Tributes are pouring in for the Dad's Army co-creator

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Comedians and friends of Jimmy Perry have been paying tribute to the Dad’s Army co-creator, who has died aged 93.

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BBC comedy controller Shane Allen hailed him as “a goliath of British comedy writing”, while fellow comedians shared their tributes online for the celebrated writer, who was also responsible for It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Hi-de-Hi. 

Ian Lavender, who played Private Pike in Dad’s Army, told the BBC that Perry’s death was “the end of an era”.

“He has been a part of my life for such a long time, half of an amazing partnership,” he added.

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Actress Vicki Michelle, who appeared in ‘Allo ‘Allo, written by Perry’s collaborator David Croft, sent her condolences to Perry’s wife Mary Husband.