Burt Kwouk, who was known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato in the Pink Panther movies, has died aged 85.
He appeared opposite Peter Sellers as Clouseau’s servant who frequently assaulted his employer to keep him attentive in seven Pink Panther movies.
He also starred in BBC sitcom Last of the Summer Wine.
Born in Manchester but raised in Shanghai, the celebrity was awarded an OBE in the 2011 New Year Honour List.
A statement issued by his agent said: “Beloved actor Burt Kwouk has sadly passed peacefully away. The family will be having a private funeral but there will be a memorial at a later date.”