Sir Bruce Forsyth, who worked with Eddie Braben on Play Your Cards Right, has paid tribute to the "fantastic" sketch writer saying he will be "sorely missed":
This is sad news, it really is. He was a fantastic writer.
What he did for Eric (Morecambe) and Ernie (Wise) was incredible.
He was the third man of the comedy.
I wish I could have been doing the kind of shows he had written.
His jokes and style of writing will be sorely missed in the business.
More top news
Dry as temperatures nose dive
Hannah Turtle suffocated her son James three times in a ten day period and gave him her own anti-depressant medication.
A package containing a suspicious substance thought to be addressed to Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle was intercepted by police.