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Reg Perrin writer David Nobbs dies at the age of 80

By Neil Lancefield

Published 10/08/2015

Comedy writer David Nobbs
Comedy writer David Nobbs

Comedy writer David Nobbs - who was best known for writing the classic 1970s British sitcom The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin - has died.

Nobbs, who was the patron of the British Humanist Association, was aged 80. His work included That Was the Week that Was, The Frost Report and The Two Ronnies. He also wrote for Les Dawson, Ken Dodd and Tommy Cooper.

Paying tribute to Nobbs, comedian John Cleese wrote: "Very sad to hear of the death of David Nobbs. Worked with him on the Frost Report in 1966... a lovely kind, gentle man with a delicious sense of humour. "He wrote many top-class shows and books. His masterwork: Reggie Perrin."

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