“Tributes have been paid to comedian and writer Barry Cryer, who has died at the age of 86.
“Cryer wrote for comedy giants including The Two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper and Morecambe and Wise, as well as starring on the airwaves and on stage himself.
“The world of comedy has been remembering him, with Fawlty Towers star John Cleese saying: “I never met a nicer, kinder, more cheerful man.”
“Dame Esther Rantzen described Cryer as an “encyclopaedia of humour”.
“The TV presenter, who first worked with him in the 1960s, told the PA news agency: “In a way, Barry was a genius, but so unassuming that he would be astonished, I think, to be called a genius – but he was.””
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