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A look back at the life of Mel Smith

20 July 2013 Last updated at 23:03 BST

Comic actor and writer Mel Smith has died of a heart attack, aged 60, his agent has confirmed.

The British comedian - known for the sketch shows Alas Smith and Jones and Not The Nine O'Clock News - died at his home on Friday, Michael Foster said.

Luisa Baldini looks back at his life.