Actor and writer Mel Smith, a major force in British comedy, dies of heart attack aged 60

  • Updated: July 20, 2013 - 1:20 PM

LONDON — Actor and writer Mel Smith, a major force in British comedy whose evening news parody anticipated the hijinks of hits such as "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," has died of a heart attack, his agent said Saturday. He was 60.

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