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Wednesday, 11 April, 2001, 20:36 GMT 21:36 UK
Picture gallery: Sir Harry Secombe
Sir Harry Secombe's 50-year career in entertainment brought pleasure to millions of fans with his comedy and his singing.

His antics with The Goon Show brought him huge popularity, as did his work in film and his television presenting.

BBC News Online recalls some of his most memorable moments.

Sir Harry reunited with Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan in 1972 for the BBC's 50th anniversary
Sir Harry reunited with fellow Goons Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan in 1972 for the BBC's 50th anniversary

In his new guise for the musical Pickwick at the Saville Theatre in London in 1963
In his new guise for the musical Pickwick at the Saville Theatre in London in 1963

Sir Harry with Sellers and Michael Bentine at Graftons pub, Westminster,
Sir Harry with Sellers and Michael Bentine at Graftons pub, Westminster, in 1976, where they hatched the Goon Show's ideas

pictured with daughter Katy and wife Myra at their home in Surrey, 1971
The star was also a family man, pictured with daughter Katy and wife Myra at their home in Surrey, 1971

Sir Harry with his daughter Katy, wife Myra and son David when he was knighted in 1981
Sir Harry with his daughter Katy, wife Myra and son David when he was knighted in 1981

Sir Harry welcomed The Prince of Wales to Caernarvon Castle in 1974
Sir Harry welcomed The Prince of Wales to Caernarvon Castle in 1974

The Prince of Wales shared a joke with Sir Harry, Sir Jimmy Saville and Milligan at a reception at the Army Staff College
The Prince of Wales shared a joke with Sir Harry, Sir Jimmy Saville and Milligan at a reception at the Army Staff College

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