London (ANI): Comic actor Sir Norman Wisdom (95), who suffered a
series of strokes over the past six months, died at a nursing home
on the Isle of Man on Monday evening, confirms his son. The
London-born star was known for his slapstick film roles in the
1950s and 1960s, famously playing Norman Pitkin against frustrated
boss Mr Grimsdale.
Sir Norman became a cult figure in Albania, where his were the
only films from the West allowed in the country. "Sir Norman Wisdom
has today passed away at Abbotswood Nursing Home on the Isle of
Man," the BBC quoted a statement as saying.
"Over the last six months Norman has sustained a series of
strokes causing a general decline in both his physical and mental
health. He had maintained a degree of independence until a few days
ago. However, over the last few days his condition rapidly
declined. He was in no pain or distress and peacefully passed over
at 1846 on 4 Octobe," the statement added.
The family asked for time to grieve a "much loved father and