Comedian Mel Smith Dies at 60
The actor-writer died of a heart attack in his home in London on Friday.
Comedian, actor and writer Mel Smith has died at the age of 60 of a heart attack, his agent, Michael Foster, tells BBC News.
A statement from Smith's wife, Pam, to the U.K. news service read: "Mel Smith, comedian and writer, died on Friday aged 60 from a heart attack at his home in north west London."
The actor starred in the TV series Alas Smith & Jones, in which he appeared alongside Griff Rhys Jones.
In a statement quoted by The Guardian, Jones deemed Smith "a gentleman and a scholar, a gambler and a wit. We are all in a state of shock. We have lost a very, very dear friend."
Smith's big screen roles also included appearances in The Princess Bride and National Lampoon's European Vacation.
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