Sir William Connolly, formerly of Gruntfuttock Hall, Drift Road, Windsor, was knighted in today's Birthday Honours List.
Many Windsorians will remember seeing him around town in the 80s, always stopping to chat to his fans.
I last saw him last November when my daughters treated me to a birthday night out at the Nottingham Arena. It was the night of the American elections, and in spite of his health problems he kept us in stitches for over 2 hours, including a brilliant impersonation of Donald Trump. Congratulations Billy.