LONDON (AP) — British actor Frank Thornton — best known as Captain Peacock in the hit television comedy "Are You Being Served?" — has died at age 92.
The actor's agent, David Daly, said Monday that Thornton died in his sleep in his home in London in the early hours of Saturday.
Thornton is best remembered by British audiences for his comic role in the innuendo-laden sitcom "Are You Being Served?" The show ran from the 1970s to 1985.
He appeared on "The Benny Hill Show" in the early days of his acting career, and later also became known for his part in the television series "Last of the Summer Wine." He also made an appearance in the movie "Gosford Park."
He is survived by his wife Beryl, daughter Jane, and three grandchildren.