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Gorden Kaye Dies: British Comic Actor Was 75

23 January 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Gorden Kaye, the star who was best known for starring in the long-running hit BBC sitcom ‘Allo, ‘Allo!, has died. He was 75. The star's former agency confirmed to the BBC that the comic actor died on Monday in a care home. Kaye, played café owner Réné in the much-loved Brit sitcom ‘Allo, ‘Allo!, which aired on BBC One from 1982-92. He starred in all 84 episodes of the show, which focused on the fictional exploits of of French Resistance fighter during WWII in… »

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Gorden Kaye obituary

23 January 2017 8:26 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actor best known for playing René in the TV comedy series ’Allo ’Allo!

The comic actor Gorden Kaye, who has died aged 75, was best known for his long-running role as René Artois in the BBC series ’Allo ’Allo! Among the memories Kaye leaves us with is René’s version of Serge Gainsbourg’s 1960s hit Je T’Aime ... Moi Non Plus. In a broom cupboard in a provincial cafe in Nazi-occupied France, René, the hapless, stereotypically amorous French patron, is trying to get inside the blouse of one of his waitresses. They pant, pastiching Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. “Je t’aime,” breathes the Chigwell-born actor Vicki Michelle, as Yvette. “Say it in French,” replies Huddersfield-born Kaye. “I love you,” says Yvette. There’s a sound of rummaging before Yvette coos: “I nevair even touched you.” “It’s the ’andle of the vacuum cleanair,” replies René.

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R.I.P. Gorden Kaye (1941 – 2017)

23 January 2017 8:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BBC is reporting that BAFTA-nominated British actor Gorden Kaye – best known for his role as cafe owner Rene Artois on the beloved sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo! – has passed away today aged 75.

Kaye began his career in the late 1960s, appearing in guest roles in shows such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale, as well as David Croft’s It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Come Back Mrs Noah, which ultimately led to Croft inviting him to portray the lead role in ‘Allo ‘Allo!.

The World War II sitcom launching in 1982, with Kaye appearing as Rene – ‘Hero of the Resistance’ – in all 84 episodes through to 1992. He also featured in over 1200 live performances of the stage play, as well as reprising the role in 2007 for the one-off revival The Return of ‘Allo ‘Allo!. »

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'Allo 'Allo! actor Gorden Kaye dies

23 January 2017 8:01 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Agent confirms actor best known for role as cafe owner René Artois has died in care home, aged 75

Gorden Kaye, the actor best known for his role as René François Artois in the BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo!, has died.

Kaye’s agent confirmed he died in his care home on Monday, aged 75.

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Gorden Kaye: 1941 - 2017

23 January 2017 7:53 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 23, 2017

Some sad news: Gorden Kaye, the actor much-loved for his role in BBC comedy 'Allo 'Allo!, has passed away.

We're sorry to pass on the sad news that Gorden Kaye, an actor whose lead role in David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd's BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! made him widely recognised and much-loved, passed away earlier this morning.

Kaye's former agency made the announcement today to the BBC that Kaye had died at a care home at the age of seventy-five.

As Rene Artois, cafe owner and political chess piece used by the invading Germans, the British and the French Resistance in Croft and Lloyd's classic comedy, Kaye gave us a decade's worth of laughs between 1982 and 1992. And, thanks to repeats and his reprisal of the role in the BBC's 2007 reunion, many more years besides. 

Kaye, pictured above with 'Allo 'Allo co-stars Kirsten Cooke and Carmen Silvera, started »

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