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.
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.