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Comedian Ronnie Corbett's health scare.

Ronnie Corbett attends a service to celebrate the life of Sir David Frost on Thursday Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Comedian Ronnie Corbett was rushed to hospital after falling ill at his home near Croydon. The 83 year-old was suffering from chest pains last Sunday and underwent tests for several days, but doctors were unable to diagnose the problem.

He was discharged in time to attend the memorial of close friend Sir David Frost on Thursday. His wife Anne has told the Sunday Mirror, the illness could spell the end of his television career.

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Twitter tributes to Felix Dexter: 'Great talent, intelligent and funny guy'

Top comedians have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to London comic Felix Dexter.

The 52-year-old died yesterday after battling a form of bone marrow cancer.

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So sad to hear about Felix Dexter. A brilliant performer and on the few occasions I was lucky enough to meet him, a very nice man.

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Sad to hear about Felix Dexter passing. Met him a few times, a real gent.

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Oh no. Sad news. Comedian, actor, lovely man Felix Dexter has died. Only 52. Great talent, intelligent and funny guy.

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Community of comedians hail 'ground-breaking' Dexter

Comedians Dara O'Briain, David Schneider and Sean Hughes are among those who have taken to social media to pay tribute to the "truly wonderful" Felix Dexter.

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So sad to hear about the death of Felix Dexter. As a momento, a great clip on @chortle of him just NAILING it. http://t.co/1Vb2D5UYwA

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Felix Dexter and this. Felt so deliriously ground-breaking at the time. A mad celebration of a new type of comedy http://t.co/gLaVNZB09K

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So so sad to hear about the truly wonderful Felix Dexter passing away. I hope you can feel the love in the comedy community fella. Rip.

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Stars of the comedy world pay tribute to 'Real McCoy'

Comedy's biggest names have paid tribute to fellow British comic Felix Dexter who reportedly died yesterday evening. Matt Lucas, Jason Mansford and Omid Djalili were among those who said Dexter was the "real McCoy in many senses".

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So sad to hear about Felix Dexter. A brilliant performer and on the few occasions I was lucky enough to meet him, a very nice man.

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RIP The legendary Felix Dexter. Lovely man, funny funny guy. The Real ... http://t.co/WDqp0eFsHf

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Very saddened to hear about passing of Felix Dexter. The real McCoy in many senses. #RIP

Read: British comic Felix McCoy 'dies after cancer battle'

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British comic Felix Dexter 'dies after cancer battle'

Comedian Felix Dexter pictured in 2001 Credit: Yui Mok/PA

British comedian Felix Dexter is reported to have died yesterday. The Real McCoy star died around 5pm yesterday evening, according to reports, following a battle with multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer.

Friends and peers have since paid tribute to the star, who was famed for his array of hilarious Real McCoy characters, including Nathaniel the Nigerian accountant and outspoken pastor Brother Jeffers.

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