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Only Fools and Horses creator dies

One of Britain’s best loved TV comedy writers, John Sullivan, has died at the age of 64.
He had been suffering from viral pneumonia for six weeks.
Sullivan started out working behind the scenes at the BBC, but started writing sketches in his spare time. From this hobby sprang his first hit TV series, Citizen Smith, in the late 1970s.
He also created Dear John, Roger Roger and Just Good Friends, but he’ll be best remembered for Only Fools and Horses, the long-running sitcom that saw Sir David Jason playing the lovable market-trader who pushed the law just enough to ensure that ‘this time next year, we’ll be millionaires.’ In its heyday, the show won audiences in excess of twenty million – a third of the population. Lovely jubbly.
Sir David said John Sullivan had left a great legacy; the gift of laughter. Nicholas Lyndhurst, one of his co-stars in Only Fools and Horses, also stars in Rock and Chips, Sullivan’s prequel to the hit sitcom, which is currently in its first run on BBC TV.
John Sullivan was made an OBE in the 2005 for his services to drama.

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