George Logan, part of comedy duo Hinge and Bracket, dies aged 78

Half of the long-running comedy duo, the South Lanarkshire-born comedian's death was confirmed on Sunday.

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Hinge and Bracket star George Logan has died at the age of 78, according to reports.

Half of the long-running comedy duo, the South Lanarkshire-born comedian’s death was confirmed by his family on Sunday.

He played Dr Evadne Hinge alongside Patrick Fyffe’s Dame Hilda Bracket for years in a series of TV and radio shows in the 1970s and 80s.

Stage and TV star Fyffe died from cancer at the age of 60 in 2002.

George Logan as Dr Evadne Hinge (right) and Dame Hilda Bracket (left) of Hinge and Bracket.

The duo hosted their own BBC2 series, Dear Ladies, for many years and were theatre regulars since launching the drag act in 1974 at the Edinburgh Festival.

Logan appeared for royalty as part of the double act, performing during two Royal Variety shows.

In 2015, he documented his experiences growing up as an openly gay man in Glasgow in his book titled A Boy Called Audrey.

Broadcaster and author Gyles Brandreth said it was “one of the great joys of my life” to script the TV series and specials of Dear Ladies with Hinge and Bracket.

He tweeted: “George Logan was a very funny, very brilliant man – a wonderful musician & a great entertainer.

“His creation, Dr Evadne Hinge, was beautifully observed & gloriously brought to life with his stage partner Patrick Fyffe as the irrepressible Dame Hilda Bracket. They were such fun!”.

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