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Tributes have continued to be paid to Welsh-born actor Victor Spinetti, who died yesterday.
Sir Paul McCartney, who worked with him in three Beatles films, said he would miss Spinetti's "loyal friendship".
Comedian and actor Rob Brydon was among those to pay tribute, saying:
Spinetti won a Tony Award for his performance in Oh! What a Lovely War. It was during one of these productions that he struck up his lifelong friendship with Barbara Windsor. Windsor said she and husband Scott Mitchell visited Spinetti at his hospice on Thursday. She said today:
She went on to say, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton wanted him at their parties. He was a magnificent man, a wonderful man who was full of great stories. The Beatles loved him. They wouldn't do a film without him.
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Victor Spinetti's former school Monmouth, which he kept in contact with throughout his life, has paid tribute to him.
The veteran comic actor, whose friendship with the Beatles brought him enduring fame, dies after a battle with cancer.