Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Ronnie Corbett on the Graham Norton Show (AAP)
Ronnie Corbett on the Graham Norton Show (AAP)

Scottish comedy great Ronnie Corbett has died.

Corbett was 85. He passed away surrounded by his family.

The five-foot comedian had a famous career with the much taller Ronnie Barker through the 1970s and 1980s. Barker died in 2005.

Together they made the show, The Two Ronnies. It was one of the most popular TV programmes in the United Kingdom, and ran for 12 seasons until Barker's retirement in the mid-1980s.

Corbett continued to work with other comedians like Harry Enfield, and on a variety of shows, including Teletubbies.

Tributes are pouring in from comedy legends including Hugh Laurie, David Mitchell, Miranda Hart and Rob Brydon.

In recent years Corbett had a series of health problems. He leaves behind his wife Anne Hart, who he married in 1965.

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