Friends and family of the late RONNIE BARKER celebrated the life of the comedy legend at London's Westminster Abbey today (03MAR06). Barker, who died in October (05) aged 76, was honoured by 2000 people who attended the memorial, including MONTY PYTHON star Michael Palin, Stephen Fry and Barker's former The Two Ronnies partner RONNIE CORBETT. Corbett said, "This is a truly monumental task for me, to encapsulate in a few minutes 40 years of working harmoniously with this dearest of men. "Forty years without an argument. Forty years of unmitigated pleasure, thrills and laughs."
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The life of British comedy legend RONNIE BARKER will be celebrated with a London memorial service, open to family, friends and fans.
A ceremony is to be held at Westminster Abbey on 3 March (06) and will pay tribute to the star of TV hits The Two Ronnies, OPEN ALL HOURS and PORRIDGE. Barker died in October (05), aged 76.
Celebrity pals will join family members, but some tickets will be allocated to fans who apply to the Abbey.
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The comedy veteran passed away at his English home after a long period of heart problems. He was 76.
His partner Corbett, who along with Barker formed TV double act The Two Ronnies, will remember his colleague and friend as "pure gold in triplicate - as a performer, a writer and a friend".
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