Spike Milligan

British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor

Terence Alan Milligan KBE (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an British-Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright and actor. He was famous for The Goon Show amongst other things. He died of kidney failure.[1] On his grave, written in Irish is: "I told you I was ill".

Spike Milligan

'A Conversation With Spike' by John Somerville, Stephens House and Gardens, Finchley (cropped).jpg
'A Conversation With Spike' by John Somerville
Terence Alan Milligan

(1918-04-16)16 April 1918
Died27 February 2002(2002-02-27) (aged 83)
Resting placeSt Thomas's Church Winchelsea, East Sussex, England, U.K.
CitizenshipBritish (1918–1962)
Irish (1962–2002)
OccupationComedian, Writer, Musician, Poet, Playwright, Actor
Years active1951–2002
June Marlow
(m. 1952; div. 1960)

Patricia Ridgeway
(m. 1962; her death 1978)

Shelagh Sinclair
(m. 1983; his death 2002)
Military career
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1940–1945
RankLance bombardier
UnitRoyal Artillery
Battles/warsWorld War II


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