Veteran US comedian Sid Caesar dies aged 91

Legendary comedian Sid Caesar accepts an award from Billy Crystal in 2006. Credit: Reuters

Veteran US comedian Sid Caesar, star of the 1950s television classic Your Show of Shows, has died at the age of 91 at his home in Los Angeles, according to his friend and former collaborator, Carl Reiner.

Reiner said he learned of Caesar's death from a mutual friend, actor and writer Rudy De Luca, who had recently been visiting with Caesar.