Four candles fired at the back of the altar as stars including Jimmy Tarbuck, Rob Brydon, and David Walliams paid their respects.
Stars of British television have spent their respects at the funeral of comedian #RonnieCorbett.
The entertainer died last month aged 85 after being diagnosed with a form of motor neurone syndrome.
The service held near his family home in Shirley, Croydon, south London, at the St John, the Evangelist Church before the cortege passed on to a local crematorium.
Celebrities containing Barry Cryer, Sir Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Tarbuck, Rob Brydon and David Walliams were seen arriving at the church.
Ronnie Corbett’s good friend Sir Bruce Forsyth was missing from the service due to his ill health, but his wife Lady Forsyth did attend.
Four candles burned at the back of the altar referencing one of Corbett’s most famous sketches as part of The Two Ronnies beside Ronnie Barker, known as Four Candles – or Fork Handles.
Sir Michael announced of Ronnie Corbett: “What you saw is what you got. He was modest, self-effacing, he was an eminent comic, very good actor too, excellent comedy actor.
“And as a guy to be a friend of he was just unbeatable.”
Sir Michael announced he will be “greatly missed”, replying: “It’s a sad day.”
Tarbuck told Corbett was a “great guy” and added that the atmosphere would be “very sad for the family and all his friends”.
He went on: “He much loved. A correct guy, amusing colleague. Disciplinarian – I believe that was because he was an officer in the RAF. But he was a great company.
“I mean he was a wonderful laugh. Dreadful giggler. He used to get me at it when we acted together.”
Prompting cheers from mourners nearby, Tarbuck said: “Much loved, and should have knighted. That’s my opinion.”
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