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Monday, 24 June, 2002, 13:49 GMT 14:49 UK
In pictures: Spike Milligan memorial
Family and friends gathered at St Martin-in-the-Field church in London to celebrate the life of comedian Spike Milligan.

The Goons star died in February at the age of 83.

Stephen Fry, Denis Norden and others
Stars enjoyed the weather before the service began

Shelagh Milligan
Milligan's devoted wife Shelagh welcomed famous faces to the memorial at St Martin-in-the-Field

Michael Foot
Ex-Labour Party leader Michael Foot attended

Joanna Lumley and Barry Humphries
Joanna Lumley gave a speech during the service, which was also attended by comedian Barry Humphries (r)

Peter O'Toole and Stephen Fry
Actor Peter O'Toole and Stephen Fry were among those paying tribute to the colourful life of Spike Milligan

Army comrades of Spike Milligan
Milligan's old army comrades were among the congregation

Denis Norden
Denis Norden spoke about Milligan's "authentic genius"


Fans pay respects

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Spike's life in pictures

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26 Oct 01 | Entertainment
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