Jimmy Perry has died
'Dad's Army' creator Jimmy Perry has died.
The comedy writer - who, along with David Croft, was also responsible for classic sit-coms including 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum', 'Hi-Di-Hi' and 'You Rang M'Lord' - has passed away at the age of 93, though it is currently unclear when or how he died.
His death was confirmed by the British Music Hall Society, which tweeted: "With great sadness we announce the passing of Jimmy Perry. RIP."
Famous fans of the writing legend have begun paying tribute to Jimmy - whose work was inspired by his own life, including a stint as a Butlin's Redcoat and as a member of the Home Guard during World War Two - on social media.
''Allo 'Allo' actress Vicki Michelle tweeted: "So sad we have lost JimmyPerry a brilliant comedy writer & true gentleman. He leaves us such a legacy. (sic)"
'Pointless' resident expert Richard Osman quipped: "When St. Peter asks for Jimmy Perry's name he's got a great gag lined up #ripjimmyperry (sic)"
Comic Jack Dee said: "RIP Jimmy Perry. Amazing contribution to British telly. Watched Dad's Army only yesterday. Still as funny as when I watched it as a kid."
Jimmy, who received an OBE in 1978, initially trained as an actor. He was among the guests at the premiere of the 'Dad's Army' movie earlier this year.