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Bloody hell :( RIP

Comic actor and writer Mel Smith has died of a heart attack, aged 60, his agent has confirmed.

The British comedian - known for the sketch shows Alas Smith and Jones and Not The Nine O'Clock News - died at his home on Friday, Michael Foster said.

Smith formed a lasting partnership with co-performer Griff Rhys Jones with whom he set up the independent television company, Talkback Productions.

Rhys Jones described his friend of 35 years as a "brilliant actor".

In a statement on behalf of his wife, Pam, Mr Foster said: "Mel Smith, comedian and writer, died on Friday aged 60, from a heart attack at his home in north-west London."

An ambulance was called to Smith's home just after 09:00 BST where he was found to have died.

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Yeah, proper gutted to read this. Not The Nine 0'Clock News has a lot of timeless sketches, and a lot of the credit goes to Mel's wonderful gift for delivery and expression.

He wasn't on screen much in his later years which was a shame, and I was sad to hear that he suffered from ill health for some years prior. R.I.P. Mel, Swedish pharmacists will never be quite the same. :):(

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