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Wednesday, 27 February, 2002, 16:24 GMT
Remembering Milligan
Spike Milligan
Fellow comedians and broadcasters pay tribute to the actor and comic who died at his home in Sussex aged 83.


'There was no-one like him'
Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry says he was a genuinely unique comedian who allowed the British to be silly for apparently no reason.

 Comedian and author Stephen Fry


'He was an encouragement'
Michael Palin

Michael Palin admired Milligan's child-like view of the world and admits the Goon's brand of silliness influenced his own comedy style.

 Monty Python's Flying Circus member Michael Palin


'He was a legend'
Nicholas Parsons

There will never be another Spike says friend and broadcaster Nicholas Parsons who credits Milligan with breaking the mould in comedy.

 Broadcaster Nicholas Parsons


'A genius'
Michael Parkinson

Michael Parkinson interviewed Spike Milligan on several occasions and ranks him as the most important figure in British comedy over the last 60 years.

 Broadcaster Michael Parkinson


'He'll be sadly missed'
Bernard Manning

Comedian Bernard Manning worked with Milligan on several occasion and describes the fellow comic as one of the lads.

 Comedian Bernard Manning


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