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Comedy legend dies

David Croft, the co writer and producer of classic comedy series including ‘Allo ‘Allo, Dad’s Army and Hi-de-Hi died at his family home in the Algarve on September 27 at the age of 89.

Members of his family confirmed that David died peacefully in his sleep and in a statement said: “He was a truly great man, who will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing and loving him.  We know that he would have been proud that you had all been watching.”

Algarve resident Clive Dunn, who played Corporal Jones in Dad’s Army, told the Algarve Resident: “I worked with David for many years and both our families are very close, with some people saying that we were like brothers because his father had an affair with my mother many years ago!

“He was very well liked and people were always pleased when they were chosen to work with him because all of his series were successful, while everyone enjoyed working with him as he was very positive and easy to work for.”

“As we both lived in the Algarve I saw him quite a few times in recent years and we would go out to restaurants with both our families. He was a very steady, well-liked and positive person.”