Comedy writer Eddie Braben, otherwise known as the man behind Morecambe and Wise, dies aged 82

 

Comedy writer Eddie Braben, the third man behind the success of Morecambe and Wise, died today at the age of 82, his manager said.

Norma Farnes said Braben, who also wrote for Ken Dodd, died following a short illness.

Ms Farnes said: "The writer Eddie Braben, the third man behind the success of Morecambe and Wise, died this morning at the age of 82 after a short illness.

"It was Billy Cotton Jnr at the BBC who recognised the brilliance of Eddie's writing was the ideal marriage that would guarantee the success of Morecambe and Wise

"He is survived by his loving wife Dee, three children and six grandchildren."

PA

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