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Porridge star Brian Wilde dies aged 86

Porridge star Brian Wilde dies aged 86
Porridge star Brian Wilde dies aged 86 (Image credit: PA)

Last Of The Summer Wine and Porridge actor Brian Wilde has died at the age of 80. Brian played Foggy in the BBC's long-running OAP comedy series Last Of The Summer Wine and the kind-hearted prison officer Mr Barrowclough in Porridge. The actor's son, Andrew Wilde, said his father died in his sleep of natural causes. He said the TV star had suffered a fall around seven weeks ago and had not recovered. Wilde's agent Nick Young said: "He will be sadly missed by family and colleagues alike. "He brought a great deal of laughter into everyone's lives over the course of his career." Brian's son said he died in a nursing home, where he had been staying for a short while. The Lancashire-born actor had roles in the TV series Room At The Bottom (1966) and the film The Jokers (1967) before being cast in Porridge alongside Ronnie Barker. In 1967 he also appeared in Carry On Doctor.

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