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Comic actor and writer Mel Smith has died of a heart attack, aged 60, his agent has confirmed.

The British comedian - known for his work on sketch shows Alas Smith and Jones and Not The Nine O'clock News - died at his home on Friday.

He was born in west London in 1952.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23390982?ocid=socialflow_facebook_bbcnews

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60 years old, he was born in 1962? lol

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Aww, one from my childhood there, fond memories. RIP Mel!


60 years old, he was born in 1962? l

BBC have corrected the error. It was 1952.

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I grew up watching him, Smith and Jones, among other things.

R.I.P. My thoughts are with his loved ones.

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That's a shame - I always remember his Christmas song on VH1 from when I was in my teens.

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RIP. He was such a nice guy with great humour. What a loss!

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Another great comedian and actor gone... RIP

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Corrected, BBC can't get it all right!

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Another great comedian and actor gone... RIP

I remember him from when I was at school... along, long, time ago... in Alas Smith & Jones.

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Alas, Mel Smith.

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Still my favourite sketch!

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<edit> Nevermind. :) Waking up now.  I didn't realize he was the Albino in Princess Bride! </edit>

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Oh man, what the ######.

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Here's Mel Smith in the only thing I've seen him in, 'Filthy, Rich And Catflap'

 

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Devastating news. A true comedy legend.

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