‘You are the most famous man on earth’: Comedian and actor David Mitchell dies at 84
David Mitchell, the actor and comic book writer, has died at 84, the comedian and actor’s publicist has confirmed.
Mitchell was born in Manchester in 1930, and grew up in a working class family.
He went on to write the books Black Swan, In the Heights of the Sun, and The World of Us.
His work was celebrated by such names as Steve McQueen, Steve Martin, and Brian Eno.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, he became a member of the cast of the television show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
He died in November.
Mitchel was known for his outrageous, humorous style and for his often off-the-wall humour.
His best-known comic strip, the comic book, The Millionaire, was published by DC Comics in 1966.
His career was interrupted by the Vietnam War and he became homeless.
In 2002 he appeared in The Adventures of Big Top, a film about the lives of the Big Top Club.
In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony.
He was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Prize for his role in the 1993 film The Great Dictator.
In 2009, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.