Spike Milligan's initial succes came in the 1950s with The Goon Show on radio together with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.
He established himself as a regular face on television with his distinctive whacky humour in The World of Beachcomber and then the Q series from Q5 to Q9.
He also wrote for The Two Ronnies.
Spike Milligan also had best-sellers with his comic books.
Spike Milligan received an honorary knighthood in 2001.