Mel Smith (1952-2013)

Mel Smith: British writer, director, comic actor; died 19 July 2013, aged 60 (suspected heart attack). Movie appearances include Morons From Outer Space (1985), The Princess Bride (1987) and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989). In the sitcom Colin’s Sandwich (1988-90), he played a struggling horror writer. He and comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones became millionaires when they sold their production company Talkback.

[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]

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