"I took my children around our flat in turns to glean who wanted to have what when we died," he wrote.
"They all wanted all the wine, my wife's desk, my collection of cookery books and the same picture, so that will be no trouble."
Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg also paid tribute saying: "Clement Freud was part of a generation of larger than life figures who kept the Liberal Party alive through thick and thin.
"It is astonishing to remember all the things he did, all the things he was - wit, raconteur, politician, chef, advertiser of dog food, writer, comedian, a devoted father, husband and grandfather and someone who could never resist a flutter.
"They don't make people like that anymore and he will be sorely missed by millions," he added.
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