Jeremy Lloyd, the co-creator of hit British Tv shows 'Allo 'allo! and Are You Being Served?, has died at the age of 84.

He passed away at a hospital in London on Monday evening (22Dec14) after a battle with pneumonia.

Lloyd's agent Alexandra Cann says, "Jeremy was a great wit and always a mass of original ideas. He had a wonderfully original mind and will be greatly missed."

The veteran writer was best known for co-creating U.K. sitcoms including wartime comedy 'Allo 'Allo! and department store series Are You Being Served?, which he penned with Dad's Army writer David Croft.

As a performer, he appeared in two films with music legends The Beatles - 1964's A Hard Day's Night and Help! the following year (65) - and he also acted opposite Peter Sellers in The Magic Christian, which also featured Ringo Starr.

In 1970, he enjoyed a brief marriage to actress Joanna Lumley, who he worked with on short-lived sitcom It's Awfully Bad For Your Eyes Darling. The union, which marked his second trip down the aisle after a previous marriage to a model, ended after less than a year.

Lloyd was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Obe) in 2013 for his services to comedy, and he married for a third time this summer (14), tying the knot with interior designer Lizzy Moberly, 49, in June (14).