Briers has 'a special place in the hearts of so many'

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.

– Christopher Farrar

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Actor Richard Briers dies

The actor Richard Briers, known for his role in The Good Life and Roobarb and Custard, has died at the age of 79. He had been battling a serious lung condition for a decade.