Death of Richard Briers

January 14, 1934 - February 17, 2013
London, England | Age 79

British actor dies at 79
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JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — British actor Richard Briers, an avuncular comic presence on TV and movie screens for decades, has died at the age of 79.

Briers' agent, Christopher Farrar, said Monday that the actor died at his London home on Sunday. A former heavy smoker, he had suffered from emphysema.

Briers starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Good Life" as Tom Good, a man who decides to quit the urban rat race for a life of self-sufficiency in suburbia.

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