‘Only Fools And Horses’ creator John Sullivan dies aged 64

His latest work 'Rock & Chips' is due to air next week (April 28)

Only Fools And Horses creator John Sullivan has died at the age of 64.

The celebrated sitcom writer passed away after suffering a short illness, reports BBC News.

Only Fools And Horses ran from 1981 to 1991 and several Christmas specials have followed in the years since.

Sullivanβ€˜s latest work, Del Boy Trotter-focused prequel Rock & Chips, is due to air on Thursday (April 28). He was also known for his work writing spin-off The Green Green Grass and Citizen Smith.

BBC director general Mark Thompson paid tribute to Sullivan, commenting: β€œJohn had a unique gift for turning everyday life and characters we all know into unforgettable comedy.

BBC head of comedy Mark Freeland added: β€œHe was the Dickens of our generation. Simply the best, most natural, most heartfelt comedy writer of our time.”