Comedy actor John Inman dies at 71
John Inman, star of TV sitcom Are You Being Served?, died in hospital early on Thursday.
The actor, 71, died in St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, at 4am after being ill for some time, his manager Phil Dale said.
Mr Dale said: "John, through his character Mr Humphries of Are You Being Served? was known and loved throughout the world.
"He was one of the best and finest pantomime dames working to capacity audiences throughout Britain.
"John was known for his comedy plays and farces, which were enjoyed from London's West End throughout the country and as far as Australia, Canada and the USA."
Inman's long-term partner, Ron Lynch, is said to be "devastated" at his death.
We're all devastated.
Rest in peace, Mr. Humphries.
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