Max was an ex-RAF man like myself and so many of my family. He served during the Second World War.
To be frank, we have been expecting this news for some time. Max has been unwell for a while now, and the passing of his wife Gladys last year left him vulnerable. Gladys had served with the WAAFs.
Max was one of the biggest stars in British showbiz, and was also huge in Australia, where he spent his final years.
'Fings ain't wot they used to be', Max is much loved by London Teds for his elegance, humour, and the fact that he never attempted to hide his Cockney roots.
89 years is a good innings, and Max enjoyed his life. He gave a huge amount of pleasure to so many people. I remember watching his TV show with my grandmother when I was a nipper. He was a truly great entertainer.
|Max Bygraves 1922-2012|