Robin Parkinson dead aged 92 – Actor who played Monsieur Ernest Leclerc in ‘Allo ‘Allo! dies peacefully by wife's side

ESTEEMED actor Robin Parkinson has died at the age of 92.

The comedy star, best known for his role in 'Allo 'Allo!, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.

The 92-year-old was a regular on screens through the 70s and 80s, securing his place as TV royalty.

He shot to stardom with his role as Monsieur Ernest Leclerc in the sitcom 'Allo 'Allo! from series seven.

A statement issued on behalf of his devastated family said: "Robin Parkinson, actor, known for 'Allo 'Allo and as the voice of Button Moon, has died peacefully at the age of 92 with his wife and daughters by his side."

Robin enjoyed an illustrious career in film, theatre and television for over four decades.

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He appeared in popular TV series Girls About Town, The Many Wives Of Patrick, The Young Ones and Rising Damp.

After becoming a household name for his role as Monsieur Ernest Leclerc, Robin reprised the role for the West End stage followed by a tour of Australia in the 1990s.

He also took his acting talents to the stage, featuring in the Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of The Imperial Nightingale.

He continued his career with performances at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry and multiple West End productions.

Robin, from Coventry, was also well known for voicing children's TV series Button Moon.

He also lent his skills to feature in the 1980s TV adverts for Tunes and Babycham.

The 92-year-old lost his daughter Sarah Parkinson in September 2003after she battled breast cancer.

His late daughter, who followed in his footsteps and embarked on an acting career, was married to stand-up comedian Paul Merton.

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