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Comedian Mel Smith dies at 60

Comedian Mel Smith, celebrated for the long-running sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones, has died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

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Comedian Mel Smith dies of a heart attack at 60

Mel Smith's enjoyed a career in comedy as an actor, writer and film director. Credit: Andy Butterton/PA Archive

Comedian Mel Smith has died of a heart attack at the age of 60.

Smith earned fame with the celebrated sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones, alongside his long-time writing partner Griff Rhys Jones.

Smith's agent Michael Foster confirmed he died at his home in north west London.

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