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Sketch writer Eddie Braben dies

The comedy writer Eddie Braben, the third man behind the success of Morecambe and Wise, has died this morning aged 82 after a short illness. He also wrote for Ken Dodd, David Frost and Ronnie Corbett.

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Sir Bruce: Eddie Braben 'the third man of the comedy'

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.

– Sir Bruce Forsyth

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