TV's Mr Rumbold actor Nicholas Smith dies at 81
Actor Nicholas Smith, best known for playing Cuthbert Rumbold in BBC comedy Are You Being Served?, has died aged 81.
"It is with great sadness we can confirm that our client, the actor Nicholas Smith, passed away yesterday," read a statement from his agent, Michelle Braidman Associates.
It continued: "He was a lovely man and a terrific actor. He will be much missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his family."
The actor died in hospital on Sunday. His daughter is actress Catherine Russell, who plays Serena Campbell in Holby City.
Smith was the last surviving member of the original cast of Are You Being Served?