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Ronnie Corbett Funeral: Sir Michael Parkinson And David Walliams Among Guests (PICS)

A memorial service was held on Monday (18 April) for the beloved entertainer.

18/04/2016 13:41

Sir Michael Parkinson and comedian Jimmy Tarbuck were among the stars who turned out to pay their respects to Ronnie Corbett at his funeral on Monday (18 April).

The beloved comedy actor died in March, at the age of 85, following a private battle with motor neurone disease.

His funeral was held on Monday afternoon at St John the Evangelist church near his home in Croydon.

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Other celebrities who attended the service, honouring the late comedian, was David Walliams, who previously said that both working with and knowing Ronnie had been “the greatest honour”, shortly after the news broke of his death.

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The send-off for the beloved comedian is thought to include a church service and a private cremation, followed by a wake at Ronnie’s local golf club.

Unfortunately, one of Ronnie’s contemporaries who was unable to make it to the funeral was Sir Bruce Forsyth, with reports over the weekend suggesting that he was too ill to attend.

The veteran entertainer is still recovering from surgery following a fall in autumn last year, and is being tended to by his wife Wilnelia at their home in Wentworth, Surrey.

At the time of Ronnie’s death, Sir Bruce was one of the first to pay tribute to his pal and golfing companion, calling it “one of the worst days of my life”.

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