Gorden Kaye

British actor (1941-2017)

Gordon Fitzgerald Kaye, known professionally as Gorden Kaye (7 April 1941 – 23 January 2017) was a BAFTA-nominated English comic actor. He was best known for playing René Artois in the British TV comedy series 'Allo 'Allo!. He also was the roadie for Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias.

Kaye in 1974

Kaye was born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire. When young, Kaye played rugby league for Moldgreen ARLFC before studying at King James's Grammar School, Almondbury, Huddersfield.[1] Kaye died under hospice care in England on 23 January 2017, aged 75.[2]


  1. "Gorden Kaye (1952–59)". The Old Almondburians' Society. Archived from the original on 10 September 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  2. "'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye dies at 75". 23 January 2017 – via www.bbc.com.

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