Brit comedian Mel Smith dies at age 60

London, July 21 (ANI): British comic Mel Smith has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 60.

According to Smith's agent, Michael Foster, the actor died at his home on Friday, the BBC reported.

Smith, who is famous for the sketch shows 'Alas Smith and Jones' and 'Not The Nine O'clock News', was a great pal of co-star Griff Rhys Jones with whom he set up the independent TV Company, Talkback Productions.

Rhys Jones, who was friends with Smith for over 35 years, described his late friend as a "brilliant actor".

Foster announced the demise in a statement on behalf of Smith's wife, Pam and said that Smith, comedian and writer, died on Friday aged 60, from a heart attack at his home in northwest London. (ANI)

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