Clouseau sidekick Burt dies
BURT KWOUK, best known for playing Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died at the age of 85.
He appeared in seven movies in the series, most famously opposite Peter Sellers as the inept French detective Inspector Clouseau, where he would attack him at random moments to keep him on his guard.
Kwouk was born in Warrington and raised in Shanghai before moving back to Britain to pursue his career as an actor.
After getting his big break in Inn Of The Sixth Happiness in 1958, he made big screen appearances in three Bond films – Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice and the 1967 spoof Casino Royale.
His early TV work included roles in The Avengers and Danger Man, while he most recently joined Harry Hill on his TV Burp and played Chinese electrician Entwistle in Last Of The Summer Wine.