Richard Briers' agent, Christopher Farrar of Hamilton Hodell, has paid tribute to the actor:
Richard was a wonderful man, a consummate professional and an absolute joy to work alongside.
Following his recent discussion of his battle with emphysema, I know he was incredibly touched by the strength of support expressed by friends and the public.
He has a unique and special place in the hearts of so many. He will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to his family at this sad time.
More top news
Some southern counties have seen their windiest winds of the winter so far today.
Sports reality show The Jump is reportedly set to undergo 'urgent safety review' after Beth Tweddle becomes third star to be hospitalised.
An MP who spoke out about a sex abuse gang, jailed today for grooming a vulnerable schoolgirl, said he was 'castigated' and 'threatened'.