Alan Coren is dead: 19 October 2007

All hands in PCO were stunned to learn of Alan Coren’s passing. We’ve looked in our cliche box, found lots he would have taken the proverbial out of, but absolutely nothing which comes close to marking our regard for him. The understatement department has been ransacked, too, unsuccessfully, save one. There won’t be another big time editor, humourist, and consistently funny bloke quite like him. Hats off. We’ll miss him.

UPDATED:
The BBC tribute is posted here – and includes a link to an audio file, which features Wally Fawkes (TROG) talking about Alan’s decade as editor at Punch.

UPDATED UPDATE:
From the Times

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