Actor Gorden Kaye, the star of British comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo, has died aged 75.
Kaye played the lead role as café owner Rene Artois on the TV show, which portrayed bumbling resistance fighters during World War II in German-occupied France.
He appeared in all 84 episodes and the stage version of the comedy.
The actor died in a care home on Monday, the BBC reported. Vicki Michelle, who co-starred opposite Kaye as waitress Yvette, praised him as a "brilliantly talented actor, consummate professional, loved the world over".
Kaye also appeared in Coronation Street, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Are You Being Served?.
In 1990 he was critically injured during a storm when high winds sent an advertising billboard through his car windscreen, leaving him with severe head injuries.
His last TV role was in a one-off return of ‘Allo ‘Allo in 2007.
"Gorden Kaye was a terrific comic actor whose signature role, Rene Artois, earned his place in the comedy hall of fame," Shane Allen, controller of BBC comedy commissioning said.