Only Fools and Horses creator dies
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 06:51 PM
Scriptwriter John Sullivan has died at the age of 64, the BBC has announced. Most famous for creating the favourites Only Fools and Horses, Citizen Smith and Roger Roger, the writer died after a short illness.
Mark Thompson, the BBC Director General, said: "John created some of the UK's most-loved comedies, from Only Fools and Horses to his most recent work, Rock & Chips.
"He had a unique gift for turning everyday life and characters we all know into unforgettable comedy. His work will live on for years to come. We will miss him and we send our condolences to his family."
Sullivan was born in 1946 in Balham, south London, and was married to his wife Sharron. He had two sons, one daughter and two grandchildren.
He died at a private hospital in Surrey after a battle with viral pneumonia, and he had been in intensive care for six weeks.
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