The comedian best known for his comedy double act Little and Large, has died after contracting coronavirus in hospital, his agent has confirmed.
His family said he had coronavirus and his son, Ryan McGinnis, posted on Facebook: "It is with great sadness that Mum and I need to announce that my dad passed away in the early hours of this morning.
"He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight."
His agent Peter Mansfield confirmed his death.
His friend and co star Syd, has been speaking to us: