Comedy legend Croft Hi-de-dies
SITCOM writing legend David Croft has died at the age of 89.
With Jimmy Perry he was part of British telly’s most successful team, helping to pen classics Dad’s Army, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Hi-De-Hi! You Rang, M’Lord?
’Allo ’Allo, Are You Being Served?, Grace and Favour Oh, Doctor Beeching.
He received an OBE in 1978.
His agent Tim Hancock said Croft passed away at his holiday home in Portugal. A statement released by his family said that Croft “died peacefully in his sleep. He was a truly great man, who will be missed by all who had the great fortune of knowing him.
“We know he would have been proud that you had all been watching.”