Morecambe and Wise writer Eddie Braben dies

Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise pictured in 1976
Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise pictured in 1976 Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The comedy writer Eddie Braben, the third man behind the success of Morecambe and Wise, died this morning at the age of 82 after a short illness, his manager Norma Farnes said today.

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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.