Brian Rix, one of the country’s leading campaigners for people with learning disabilities, has died aged 92.
Lord Rix, who was the president of Mencap since 1980, was also the entertainer behind a hit run of Whitehall farces in London in the 1950s and 1960s.
“Lord Rix was a beloved colleague and friend to so many people with a learning disability and their families,” Mencap chief executive Jan Tregelles said. “His passion, zeal and humour will be sorely missed. His tireless campaigning has perhaps done more to improve the lives of people with a learning disability than any other.”
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