Gorden Kaye, the actor famous for his role as cafe owner Rene Artois in the BBC sitcom 'Allo, 'Allo has died in a care home at the age of 75.
The actor was born in Huddersfield and was a prolific theatre performer received his big break playing Elsie Tanner's nephew Bernard in Coronation Street, before appearing in a string of sitcoms such as It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Are You Being Served? written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, who went on to pen 'Allo, 'Allo with him in mind. The series ran for ten years and over 80 episodes as well as stage productions. It was cancelled in 1992 just two years after Kaye suffered serious head injuries in 1990's Burns' Day storm, when an advertising board came through his car windscreen.