Dad's Army star dies at home

Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee died peacefully today with his family around him, his agent said.

Pertwee "a very clever man"

"He was a really, really nice man. Very bright, very intelligent."He came from a big theatrical family, a big show business family, and like all of them it was his life and it was very important to him and he was a hugely professional, very clever man."

– Agent Meg Poole of Richard Stone Partnership

Pertwee's wife died several years ago and he is survived by his son, Jonathan, she said.

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Bill Pertwee dies

Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee
Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee Credit: John Stillwelll/PA Wire

Dad's Army star Bill Pertwee died peacefully today with his family around him, his agent said.

Born in Amersham in Buckinghamshire, the 86 year old, was known for his role as the air raid warden Hodges in the classic 1970s' comedy.