Organisations pay tribute to Richard Briers

Twitter was flooded with tributes for the actor Richard Briers, including from two organisations - BAFTA and Parkinsons UK - that were close to him:

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Saddened to learn that actor Richard Briers has passed away at the age of 79. http://t.co/E9BZZbaY

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We're really sad to hear that Richard Briers has passed away. Richard was our honorary vice president & a great supporter of Parkinson's UK

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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.