He was unique, typifying the stylish of his generation, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and working with him

Cribbins' acting career gauged six decades, much of it spent in children's entertainment in the 1960s and'70s

His part as Wilfred Mott on the long- running British series" Doctor Who," as an supporter to David Tennant's time- traveling Croaker, greeted him to observers who grew up with him

Doctor Who" showrunner RussellT. Davies paid homage to Cribbins in a post on Instagram Thursday

I am so lucky to have known him. Thanks for everything, my old dogface. A legend has left the world," Davies wrote

Bernard Cribbins, a cherished British imitator whose seven- decade career ranged from the bawdy" Carry On" slapsticks to children's TV and" Doctor Who," has failed. He was 93

Agent Gavin Barker Associates blazoned Cribbins' death on Thursday

A warm, avuncular character actor, Cribbins was a nonage presence for several generations of Britons

He was touched to find that Davies latterly incorporated Cribbins' memory into a scene in" Doctor Who

" It was nearly verbatim of what I'd said, two or three months before," Cribbins told Den of Geek in 2013." That is Russell putting his cutlet on effects