Comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor has died at the age of 79 with coronavirus, as per the media reports.
Brooke-Taylor went on to form The Goodies with Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. The trio specialized in slightly surreal sketches incorporating visual inventiveness, slapstick and songs. Their song “Funky Gibbon” even became a U.K. top 10 charts hit in 1975.
For more than 40 years, Brooke-Taylor was also a panelist on BBC radio’s much loved comic quiz show “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.”
Brooke-Taylor’s career spanned more than six decades and his comedic roots lay in the Cambridge Footlights Club, which he joined in 1960.