Anne Hart and Ronnie Corbett were married in London in 1965. The couple remained together right up until the "comic genius" died, surrounded by his family, on March 31, 2016. They had two daughters together, Emma and Sophie, and lived in the London suburb of Croydon for most of their blissful married life.
In a brief statement, Corbett's publicist said, "Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation's best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family. They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very sad time."
Corbett is survived by, in addition to his wife, 82, his two daughters, Emma and Sophie. The couple's first child, a son named Andrew was born in 1965 with his heart on the wrong side of his body. He died six weeks later at St. Thomas's Hospital in London. Hart told the Daily Mail in 2013, "I don’t think either of us ever quite got over it. We still think of him all the time."
Over the next few years, Hart would give birth to the couple's daughter, Emma, and a year later, Sophie.
Prior to meeting Corbett, Hart was a singer, actress and comedian in her own right. During her husband's 2007 appearance on the BBC radio show Desert Island Discs, where celebrities are asked to pick their favorite eight songs and then ultimately have to pick their absolute favorite, he picked one of his wife's tracks. The song was "Music Maestro Please."
You can listen to the full episode here. The description reads, in part, "His 40-year marriage to his wife Ann saw her abandon her flourishing entertainment career to sustain him through the vicissitudes of fame and family life."
Here are the photos of Corbett and his stunning wife that you need to see: