Jeremy Lloyd holds his Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal after it was presented to him by Queen Elizabeth II at the Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on February 13, 2012
Jeremy Lloyd holds his Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal after it was presented to him by Queen Elizabeth II at the Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on February 13, 2012Getty

Jeremy Lloyd, the English screenwriter, actor, author, and poet best known for creating a flurry of classic British sitcoms, has died aged 84.

His agent confirmed that Lloyd, who was awarded an OBE by the Queen in 2012 for services to comedy, died in London from pneumonia on 22 December.

"Jeremy was a great wit and always a mass of original ideas. He had a wonderfully original mind and will be greatly missed," said Alexandra Cann in a press statement.

British actress, Joanna Lumley and her ex-husband, actor, Jeremy Lloyd.
British actress, Joanna Lumley and her ex-husband, actor, Jeremy Lloyd.Getty

Lloyd was married several times. His first marriage was to model Dawn Bailey in 1955, which lasted seven years. He then married Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley, before divorcing inside a year.

He is most famous for his work on British sitcoms, which included the creation of Allo Allo and Are You Being Served.