The star died on Sunday (18Dec16) of pneumonia in Burlington, Ontario in his native Canada.

Born in 1922, Tapp started out as a radio personality before appearing on several popular TV shows in the 1950s. He hosted the Canadian musical variety show Country Hoedown from 1956 to 1965 and from 1969 to 1988, appeared as Cousin Clem on Hee Haw. The actor also served as a writer for the long-running TV series.

Additional acting credits include the 1983 film Sweet Country Music and Wild Horse Hank, which was released in 1979.

In 1998, he earned the prestigious Order of Canada honour. He was also a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

He leaves behind his wife of 73 years, Helen Tapp, and three children.