Legendary actor Sam Kelly has died. He was 70.

The screen icon, who was best known for his roles in Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo! passed away last night (June 14), following a long illness.

Speaking to BBC, Sam's agent, Lynda Ronan said: "Sam Kelly died peacefully this morning after a long illness bravely fought. He does not leave any family but a host of friends who were his chosen family. His death is a great loss to them and the profession."