British comic dies

2002-02-27 13:48
London - The veteran British comic and author Spike Milligan, a hero to generations of fans of anarchic comedy, died on Wednesday at his home near London, his agent said.

Milligan (83) a key member of the Goon Show, one of the best-loved comedy shows of all time on British radio, died of liver failure.

He had been in ill health for some time.

Norma Farnes, his agent and manager, said, "For 35 years he has been the dynamo in my life and he was my dearest friend and I will miss him terribly." - Sapa/AFP

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