Stephen Fry leads celebrity Twitter tributes to Briers

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Oh no, I’ve just heard the news that Richard Briers has died. How sad. He was the most adorable and funny man imaginable.

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I just want to say: Richard Briers - that's truly sad. A genius actor and a warm, lovely, and wonderfully entertaining man. RIP.

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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.