Ray Galton One Of The Creators Of Sitcom Has Died, Aged 88
Ray Galton OBE, one of the “fathers and creators of British sitcom”, has died aged 88.
The scriptwriter died on Friday night after a “long and heartbreaking battle with dementia”, his family said in a statement.
“Ray passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.”
His manager Tessa Le Bars said: “I have had the great honour of working with Ray for over 50 years and for the last 40 as his manager and friend.
“With his lifelong co-writer, the late Alan Simpson, they were regarded as the fathers and creators of British sitcom.”
There can be no doubt as to the significance of the work of Galton and Simpson. Together they wrote TV, film and stage scripts for comedy legends: Tony Hancock, Frankie Howerd, Peter Sellers, Leonard Rossiter and Arthur Lowe.
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