Sir Bruce Forsyth describes the death of Ronnie Corbett one of the saddest days he ever experienced in his life. The longtime British television presenter and entertainer paid tribute to him when he heard the news that he died this morning, March 31, 2016, early morning. Corbett, who was a Scottish stand-up comedian and eighty-eight-year-old Forsyth remained friends most of his long-standing career is saddened with deep sorrow when he heard that the eighty-five-year-old had passed away.
Speaking to the BBC, Sir Bruce said:
”Ronnie was a friend, someone I admired so much. It’s a very very sad day, I am going to miss him like crazy, I really will.
”We loved rehearsing together, I think I can speak for him the same way, we loved getting in the rehearsal room and go through the things we were going to do – we had a sense of humour about each other, which is why he was so lovely to work with.”
There were also other tributes, English comedian David Walliams spoke of him saying, he was a ”comedy idol.”
The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge wrote on Twitter:
”Goodbye my friend and comedy idol #RonnieCorbett Thank you for all the laughs. It was the greatest honour to know and work with you. (sic)”
Miranda Hart has been in floods of tears since hearing the news, while Russell Crowe thanked Ronnie for ”all the laughs.”
The 43-year-old comedienne said:
”Having a little weep at the death of one of my heroes Ronnie Corbett. As he would say ”Miranda you can’t look up to me”. Goodbye from me.”
And the Hollywood actor added:
”It’s good night from Ronnie Corbett. Thanks for all the laughs mate. (sic)”
When the news broke that he died, family, fans and friends were deeply heartbroken, at the time of his death he had been in the company of his nearest and dearest. Also, he did battle some illnesses such as gall stone problems, a knee operation and a collapse.
Despite his battle with poor health in recent years, the Scottish-born funnyman has spent most of his life on television screens.
Left behind to mourn is his wife Anne Hart, and two children, daughters Emma and Sophie Corbett.