Jeremy Lloyd, the co-creator of BBC comedies “Are You Being Served?” and “Allo, Allo,” has died, reports the BBC. He was 84.
Lloyd died after being admitted to the hospital with pneumonia, the BBC reports, citing his agent. He worked with comedy writer David Croft on the popular comedy series “Are You Being Served?,” which was set in a department store and ran from 1972-85.
He was married three times, including to actress Joanna Lumley, who appeared on “Are You Being Served?” The show was based on his own experiences working as a suit salesman in a London department store, the story notes.
Lloyd also appeared regularly on NBC’s 1968-1973 sketch show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” where his British accent was popular with American audiences, the story says. He also wrote for the show.