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Dad's Army Creator Jimmy Perry Has Died Age 93

Jimmy Perry, the co-creator of Dad's Army, has passed away after a brief illness.

The comedian died on Sunday morning at his home surrounded by loved ones. 

He was 93 at the time of his death.

"After a brief period of illness, Jimmy Perry died at 10.30am this morning, at home, surrounded by loved ones," Perry's Agent Tim Hancock said.

"His family would like to grieve in private.

"As his agent of many years, I have never met anyone as generous, dignified, funny and with as big a heart as Jimmy. He will be sadly missed."

Born in 1923 in London, Dad's Army was influenced by Perry's personal experiences in the Home Guard during World War II and as a Butlin's holiday camp Redcoat.

Dad's Army left such a lasting legacy that the BBC comedy was even voted the 13th best British tv program by the British Film Institute in 2000.

Perry also wrote the lyrics that went on to be Dad's Army's opening credits and also co-created Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang M'Lord? of the same era.

The 93-year-old is survived by his wife Gilda Perry.

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