Portrait of The Goodies (Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden) photographed at Simpsons in London in January 2005
The Goodies (Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden) photographed at Simpsons in London in January 2005 Credit: Photoshot

The world of comedy has paid tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor, the comic actor best known as one third of The Goodies, who died on Sunday after contracting coronavirus.

The 79-year-old, a long-standing panellist on Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, was among several new victims to be identified, including a health worker in Cardiff, a plaster technician in Doncaster and two hospital porters from Oxford.

三级成人视频Fellow Goodie Graeme Garden led tributes to his “dear colleague and close friend” whom he met at Cambridge University more than 50 years ago. 

"He was a funny, sociable, generous man who was a delight to work with,” he said.

"Audiences found him not only hilarious but also adorable.”

Brooke-Taylor, who was president of the famed Cambridge Footlights theatre group, was described by Stephen Fry as “kind, funny, wise, warm, but piercingly witty when he chose to be.”

David Mitchell, another Footlights president, said the world had been "robbed" of a talented performer.

Welsh comedian Rob Brydon, recalled “so many happy times” appearing alongside Brooke-Taylor on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, while presenter Richard Osman, said he was “just devastated” by news of his death.

David Walliams tweeted: "I was obsessed with 'The Goodies' as a child, the first comedy show I really loved. I queued up to get the Goodies' autographs as a grown-up, and got to meet Tim Brooke-Taylor more recently at a party.

"I was in total awe, but he was so kind & generous. It is so sad he is gone."

三级成人视频Meanwhile, as the NHS death toll soared, two porters who worked at Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital, both of whom were married to nurses, were named as Oscar King Jr and Elbert Rico.

Plaster technician Kevin Smith who died after contracting Covid-19 Credit: PA 

三级成人视频Other frontline NHS workers who have lost their lives include plaster technician Kevin Smith who worked at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Julie Omar, a nurse at Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital, Donna Campbell, who worked at Velindre Hospital in Cardiff, Gareth Roberts, an "extremely popular" nurse from Cardiff and Sara Trollope, a mother-of-four who worked at Hillingdon Hospital.

三级成人视频Leilani Dayrit, a nurse at St Cross Hospital in Rugby, was named this weekend, as were Amor Gatinao a nurse who worked at St Charles Hospital, west London, and Elsie Sazuze, a care home nurse who worked for Wolverhampton-based agency Totallycare.

Dr Syed Haider, who worked in Dagenham east London, died in hospital last Monday.