British comedian Ronnie Barker dies

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

The well loved British comedian and comedy writer Ronnie Barker has died aged 76, of heart failure.

He was well known for his role in 'The Two Ronnies' alongside Ronnie Corbett, as well as playing Fletch in 'Porridge' and Arkwright in 'Open All Hours'.

On his death, Ronnie Corbett described his partner as 'pure gold in triplicate - as a performer, a writer and a friend'.