British actors James Corden and Ian Lavender have paid tribute to comedy writer David Croft, who died on Tuesday (27Sep11).
The famed writer and producer, who was behind Bbc comedy classics including Dad's Army and 'Allo 'Allo!, passed away in his sleep at his home in Portugal at the age of 89.
Lavender starred in cult show Dad's Army, and he's remembered Croft as "an absolute joy to work with", adding: "He was the man who I worked with most in TV for the first 10 years of my acting life.
"A lot of his direction was through nods, winks, and smiles in rehearsal rather than pages of notes and discussions. He was very content with what he was doing. There are not many people, who can see something they made 40 years ago still pulling in audiences in their millions."
Funnyman Corden took to his Twitter.com page to pay tribute: "David Croft has sadly passed away. What an incredible career he had. May he rest in peace."