Actor, writer and pioneer in New Zealand comedy David McPhail has died aged 76.
He was well known for starring in A Week of it, McPhail and Gadsby and Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby. His impression of Prime Minister Robert Muldoon helped launch him into fame.
His son Matt McPhail posted on social media,
“It’s with the deepest sadness that I share with you the news that our wonderful husband, father and grandfather David McPhail died in his sleep last night,”
“He leaves a great big hole in our lives but not in our hearts. A truly beautiful man.”
On Twitter fans have been remembering McPhail and his accomplishments in his career,