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Spike Milligan

Born
Terence Alan Milligan

(1918-04-16)16 April 1918
Died 27 February 2002(2002-02-27) (aged 83)
Resting place St Thomas's Church Winchelsea, East Sussex, England, U.K.
Citizenship British (1918–1962)
Irish (1962–2002)
Occupation Comedian, Writer, Musician, Poet, Playwright, Actor
Years active 1951–2002
Spouse(s)
June Marlow
(m. 1952; div. 1960)

Patricia Ridgeway
(m. 1962; her death 1978)

Shelagh Sinclair
(m. 1983; his death 2002)
Children 6
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch  United Kingdom Army
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Lance bombardier
Unit Royal Artillery
Battles/wars World War II

Terence Alan Milligan KBE (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright and actor. He was famous for The Goon Show amongst other things. He died of kidney failure. On his grave, written in Irish is: "I told you I was ill".


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