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Barry Cryer Dies: ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’ Stalwart & Prolific Writer For Brit Comedians Was 86

Barry Cryer, the comprehensive most standard British comic and TV author, has died on the age of 86.

Cryer became most identified on UK shores for being a founding member and consistent panellist on lengthy-operating BBC Radio 4 surreal comedy level to I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, first showing when it launched in April 1972 (and swiftly sharing hosting responsibilities before Humphrey Lyttelton took that on fleshy time), and final making a visitor look in 2020.

Originate air of Radio, Cryer became a worthy author for comedians, with the extensive roster of performers he penned self-discipline topic for along side the Two Ronnies, Morecame and Lustrous, Spike Milligan, Richard Pryor, Bob Hope, Bruce Forsyth and Rory Bremner.

He also wrote episodes for TV comedy series Doctor In The Residence, and wrote and regarded in extra TV work.

Cryer married his wife Theresa in 1962 and the pair had four younger people and seven grandchildren.

Tributes this morning for Cryer came from people along side Giles Brandreth, Richard Herring, Stephen Fry, Mark Gatiss, David Baddiel, and Neil Gaiman:

RIP #BarryCryer. Here we are handiest a few weeks ago. Baz became correct the most lovely guy: funny & generous. He’d labored with all people & all people he labored with most standard him. I shall omit his pleased firm so great – & his well-liked cell phone calls: he gave you a gem of a shaggy dog yarn with each.

— Gyles Brandreth (@GylesB1) January 27, 2022

Losing Barry Cryer is adore losing a member of the family. Utterly gutted that I’ve had my final birthday shaggy dog yarn. He became one amongst my absolute comedy heroes and kept working moral to the fucking waste. A life effectively lived and a connection to each huge comic of the final 60 years. RIP

— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) January 27, 2022

Barry Cryer became the true deal. An incredibly funny man who labored with – and wrote for – the giants of comedy. But he remained for ever and ever abnormal and elated by no topic became new and common. Sort, encouraging, generous and a one off. Goodbye, Cheeky. ❤️

— Mark Gatiss 💙 (@Markgatiss) January 27, 2022

Such sad news, one amongst the absolute greats of British comedy, Barry Cryer, isn’t any more. A wonderful, sexy, hilarious and proficient author and performer who straddled the general droll traditions. Universally most standard … farewell, Baz.

— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 27, 2022

Ah, Barry Cryer. Lived and breathed comedy. RIP.

— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) January 27, 2022

I’m so so so sorry to listen to this. I handiest labored with Barry Cryer once, on the @BBCRadio4 Anansi Boys – and he wasn’t within the broadcast model, as he became sick. However being within the room and staring at him act and remark jokes became an remark joy. #RIPBarry

— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) January 27, 2022

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