His close friend, comedian Jimmy Tarbuck, said: "He was one of the greats of British entertainment.
The entertainer, Max Bygraves, has passed away at the age of 89
The Alan Partridge star has been cleared of speeding after it emerged a friend was behind the wheel of his car.
As Max Bygraves passes away at the age of 89, we open the archives to see a film Fred made in 2003 with Max at his beloved Dorset home.
Max Bygraves has died at the age of 89. He lived in Bournemouth in Dorset before emigrating to Australia in 2008.
Earlier this year, his daughter revealed her father was suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Comedian Steve Coogan has been cleared of failing to identify thedriver of his Land Rover after a speed camera recorded it doing 39 mphin a 30mph zone on Hove seafront.
Mr Coogan told Brighton magistrates he was not able to name the driverwithin the 28 days allowed because it was a pool car used by up to 20family and staff at his production company.He said it took him five "exceptionally busy" months to rememberlending the car on the day of the offence to a friend.
The friend, Jodie Bailey, was visiting the UK from Australia and admitted being the driver in a statement to the court butsaid she was unaware of being flashed by the speed camera on October12 last year.