BBC News – Comedy actor Sir Norman Wisdom dies at the age of 95


4 October 2010
Last updated at 17:44 ET

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Comedy actor Sir Norman Wisdom dies at the age of 95

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Comic actor Sir Norman Wisdom has died aged 95, his son has confirmed.

The London-born comedian was known for his slapstick film roles in the 1950s and 1960s, famously for the character Norman Pitkin whose haplessness often frustrated boss Mr Grimsdale.

Sir Norman had suffered a series of strokes causing a decline in his health over the past six months.

His family said he passed away at Abbotswood nursing home on the Isle of Man on Monday.

They said he had maintained a degree of independence but his condition declined rapidly over the past few days.

Sir Norman was renowned for a string of comic roles and Charlie Chaplin described him as his favourite clown.

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