Clive Dunn, who played Corporal Jones in the hit sitcom Dad’s Army, has died in Portugal aged 92.
The actor, who played Corporal Jones in the hit sitcom, is believed to have been ill for a few weeks.
His agent Peter Charlesworth said the star will be “sorely missed”.
He said: “He will be a real loss to the acting profession.”
Dunn, who leaves his wife, children and grandchildren, was born in London into a show business family and started out with a number of small film roles in the 1930s before the war.
He served in Greece before being captured and spent four years as a prisoner of war.
After the war he resumed his career and in 1968 landed the role of Corporal Jones in the much-loved sitcom about life on the home front.
The character, a World War One veteran-turned butcher, was notorious for his often rambling recollections of his time in the army and his much-used catchphrase “Don’t panic”.
Dunn also had a number one hit in 1970 with Grandad and went on to play the title character in a children’s show of the same name.
He’ll be best remembered, however, as Corporal Jones, seen in this video telling one of his rambling stories and (as usual) getting up Colonel Mainwaring’s nose: