The Night We Got The Bird. Bertie Skidmore (Brian Rix). Copyright: British Lion / Studio Canal.

Farceur Brian Rix dies aged 92

Actor and campaigner Lord Brian Rix has died after a long illness, at the age of 92.

British Comedy Guide, 20th August 2016

Brian Rix fights for right to end his life

Actor Lord Rix has revealed that terminal illness has left him in constant pain, bed-ridden and unable to sleep.

The 92-year-old said he is stricken "like a beached whale" and now longs for the right to end his life.

Victoria Murphy and Andrew Woodcock, The Mirror, 7th August 2016