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'Allo 'Allo!' Star Gorden Kaye Has Died

Gorden Kaye, who was best known for playing Rene Artois in 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75.

The actor's former agency confirmed he died at a care home on Monday morning.

Kaye famously played cafe owner Rene Artois on the long running BBC show, which was based around resistance fighters in World War Two in German-occupied France, and featured his famous catchphrase...

He appeared in all 84 episodes of the sitcom, as well as a stage version.

Vicki Michelle, who co-starred as waitress Yvette, praised Kaye as a "brilliantly talented actor, consummate professional, loved the world over".

In 1990 Kaye was critically injured during a severe storm.

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Strong winds sent an advertising board through his car windscreen, which left him with severe head injuries.

His last TV role was in a one-off reunion special of 'Allo 'Allo! in 2007.

Controller of BBC comedy commissioning Shane Allen, said:

"Gorden Kaye was a terrific comic actor whose signature role, Rene Artois, earned his place in the comedy hall of fame,"  

"He was instrumental in making 'Allo 'Allo! such a long running and well-loved series. His work lives on and thoughts are with friends and loved ones at this sad time."

BBC

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