Actor Tony Selby has died. He was 83.
His agent said today: "It is with great sadness we announce that the actor Tony Selby passed away peacefully in London yesterday.
"In a career spanning 70 years in theatre, film and TV, Tony was highly respected and loved by family, friends and colleagues. His renowned sense of humour will be missed by us all."
Howman responded to the news on Twitter this evening, saying: "So sad, RIP Tony and God Bless x"
With other work including appearances in Z Cars, Doctor Who, Crown Court, The Bill and EastEnders, his comedy credits include a recurring guest role in Jasper Carrott sitcom The Detectives; appearing in Hancock's Half Hour; and Eric Sykes comedy If You Go Down in the Woods Today.
He also appeared in Lovejoy; Minder; An Alligator Named Daisy; starred alongside Dick Emery in Jack Of Diamonds; programmes as diverse as Bless This House, The Good Life, My Family, Duty Free and Cilla's Comedy Six, and feature in Spike Milligan movie Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall.