Clive Dunn as Lance-Corporal Jones in 'Dad's Army'.
British actor Clive Dunn, best known as a bumbling old
butcher in the popular World War 2 sitcom "Dad's Army", has
died, his agent says.
Dunn died on Tuesday (local time), Peter Charlesworth said,
adding that he believed the actor died in Portugal where he
has lived for many years. He was 92.
As Lance-Corporal Jones in Dad's Army - a hit television
series in the 1960s and 1970s about a group of local
volunteer members of the Home Guard - Dunn was famous for
catchphrases such as "Don't panic!" and "They don't like it
He also had a No 1 hit song with "Grandad" in 1971, which he
performed several times on TV music show "Top of the Pops".
Dunn was born in London in 1920 and enrolled in an acting
academy after leaving school.
He played several small roles in films in the 1930s before
serving in the army in World War 2, ending up in
prisoner-of-war and labour camps for four years.
After the war he worked in music halls before enjoying
success as Jones in Dad's Army.
Underlining his ability to play characters far older than his
real age, he followed Dad's Army with a five-year run in
children's comedy series "Grandad" as an elderly caretaker.
According to the BBC, he is survived by his wife Priscilla
Morgan and two daughters, Jessica and Polly.