27/09/2011 10:24 BST | Updated 27/11/2011 05:12 GMT

Comedy Producer David Croft, Man Behind 'Allo 'Allo' And 'Hi-de-Hi' Dies Aged 89

David Croft, co-writer and producer of classic comedies including 'Allo 'Allo and Hi-de-Hi has died at the age of 89, his family has announced.

He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Portugal. His family called him a "truly great man" in a statement.