Comedian and actor Sir Norman Wisdom has died at the age of 95.
His family said he died "peacefully" at the Abbotswood Nursing Home on the Isle of Man. He had suffered a series of strokes over the past six months.
This wonderful man was my hero from childhood days. I vividly remember as a very young child being glued to the TV every time a Norman Wisdom film was shown. Throughout the whole film I would be crying with laughter.
My family regarded this as hugely entertaining! Not just the film either, probably more my crying & laughing I think.
To this day, the feeling that showers me has never left. I only have to look at him and a big grin appears, followed by laughter then tears. Why does this happen? I've never been able to explain, he just makes me cry with laughter, always has and always will!
He will be sadly missed, not just by his beloved family, but his many fans too.
The only good news of course is that there will now be many showings of his films on TV for weeks to come. Now that's something to laugh about.
And his death is something to cry about.
R.I.P Sir Norman, my memories will never leave me.