Ronnie Corbett: tributes paid to Edinburgh-born star

'Wonderfully witty' ... Ronnie Corbett. Picture: Rebecca Naden/AFP/Getty Images
'Wonderfully witty' ... Ronnie Corbett. Picture: Rebecca Naden/AFP/Getty Images
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RONNIE Corbett’s death sent a shockwave through the entertainment industry, and hundreds took to social media to pay tribute to the Edinburgh-born entertainer. Here’s a selection of some of those tributes.

“Just heard about Ronnie C. So sad. He had the best timing I’ve ever watched.He was a great, kind mentor and a wonderfully witty companion.” - John Cleese

“RIP the lovely, funny legend Ronnie Corbett. It was an absolute honour & joy to have known him.” - Ricky Gervais

“Goodbye my friend and comedy idol #RonnieCorbett Thank you for all the laughs. It was the greatest honour to know and work with you.” - David Walliams

Ronnie Corbett was the most generous, charming and lovely man. Hugely supportive in the early days of ‘The League of Gentlemen’. The day after we won the Perrier, I saw him in the queue. It was like being blessed by all our childhood Saturday nights. RIP dear man. - Mark Gatiss

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