The assertion continued: “He was grateful to the employees at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for his or her care and kindness, which unexpectedly allowed him a lot additional time.
“His family would like to thank the nurses of the Arthur Rank Hospice at Home team for their help in his last days, which allowed him to die peacefully and at home, surrounded by his family and his books.”
Piers Morgan has paid tribute to the creator on Twitter, writing: “RIP Clive James, 80. A brilliantly funny man.”
Different followers paid tribute on Twitter, with one posting: “RIP #CliveJames. Such a comedy genius and a huge influence on many, including myself. Sad, sad day.”