THE Dad's Army star Clive Dunn has died aged 92 after a short illness.
The actor, who played Corporal Jones in the hit sitcom, is believed to have been ill for a few weeks.
His agent Peter Charlesworth said the star will be ''sorely missed''. He said: ''He will be a real loss to the acting profession.''
Dunn, who leaves his wife, children and grandchildren, was born in London into a showbusiness family and started out with a number of small film roles in the 1930s before the war.
He served in Greece before being captured and spent four years as a prisoner of war. After the war he resumed his career and in 1968 landed the celebrated role of Corporal Jones in the much-loved sitcom about life on the home front. The character, a World War I veteran-turned-butcher, was notorious for his often rambling recollections of his time in the army and his catchphrase ''Don't panic''.
Dunn also had a number one hit single in 1970 with Grandad and went on to play the title character in a slapstick children's show of the same name from 1979-1984.