'Allo 'Allo actor Sam Kelly 'dies aged 70'

Actor Sam Kelly, who starred in hit sitcoms Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo has died aged 70, his agent has announced.

Linda Ronan said Mr Kelly had died peacefully having "bravely fought" a long-term illness.

Sam Kelly pictured in 2010. Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

He famously portrayed Bunny Warren in Porridge, starring opposite Ronnie Barker, while in 'Allo 'Allo he played German captain Hans Geering in 'Allo 'Allo, a comedy set in Nazi-occupied France.

Ronan said Kelly "does not leave any family but a host of friends who were his chosen family", the BBC reports.

Advertisement

'Allo 'Allo and Porridge actor Sam Kelly dies aged 70

Actor Sam Kelly, who starred in hit sitcoms Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo has died aged 70, his agent has announced.