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Entertainer Keith Harris dies at 67

2015-04-28 12:50:49

Keith Harris

Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, aged 67.

His agent Robert C Kelly confirmed the news on Twitter.

"Sad to announce death from cancer of my client, dear friend and great talent, Keith Harris," he wrote.

Harris had his own BBC One Saturday night programme The Keith Harris Show and had a top 10 hit with Orville's Song, popularly known as I Wish I Could Fly, in 1982.

He leaves behind his fourth wife Sarah, and his children Kitty and Shenton; as well as a daughter, Skye, from his first marriage to singer Jacqui Scott and his mother Lila and brother Colin.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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