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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.

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Facebook users pay tribute to actor Richard Briers

Users of the ITV News' Facebook page have been posting their tributes and memories of the late actor Richard Briers.

Actor Richard Briers has died, aged 79. Credit: Press Association

James Ball said: "We have sadly lost one of our best actors and a really lovely man. RIP Richard and thank you for all the laughs. Sweet dreams."

Wendy Hall-Smith said: "So very sad, RIP Richard. Gone to play on God's stage to entertain his Angels."

Sarah Speed said: "What a lovely man and very talented he was. I remember him especially in Watership Down, as the voice of rabbit Fiver and in The Good Life and Doctor In Distress. RIP xxx"

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