Only Fools and Horses writer Sullivan dies
Saturday 23 April 2011
'Only Fools and Horses' writer John Sullivan has died at the age of 64, following a short illness.
Sullivan also wrote 'Citizen Smith' and 'Roger Roger'. His latest work 'Rock & Chips' is due to be broadcast on BBC One next week.
BBC Director General Mark Thompson said: "John had a unique gift for turning everyday life and characters we all know into unforgettable comedy."
"His work will live on for years to come. We will miss him and we send our condolences to his family."
BBC Head of Comedy Mark Freeland said: "No one understood what made us laugh and cry better than John Sullivan."
"He was the Dickens of our generation. Simply the best, most natural, most heartfelt comedy writer of our time."