COMEDIAN Norman Collier, known for his many appearances on TV hit The Comedians and light entertainment shows, has died at the age of 87.
Collier was famed for routines in which he pretended to have a fault on his microphone, as well as his strutting, clucking chicken walk.
The sandy-haired comic suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for a number of years and died in a residential care home close to his home town of Hull.
His family said he died peacefully in his sleep yesterday
Collier's son-in-law, John Ainsley said: “His passion was making people laugh and that’s what he did all his life.
“He was the same at home as he was on stage. He was adorable, he was hilarious.
“He was a wonderful person who just wanted to get out there and make people laugh.”
Collier leaves two sons and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
“He loved his family and just wanted to be around all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” Mr Ainsley added.
“Everyone who knew him loved him. And to professionals, he was the comedians’ comedian.