Peter Sellers had been in ill-health for some time when, in May of 1980, he sent this touching telegram to friend and one-time fellow Goon, Spike Milligan. Tragically, two months later, just hours before a planned reunion dinner with Milligan and Secombe, Sellers suffered a heart attack. He died two days later.
(Source: Milligan's Meaning of Life; Image: The Goons, via the BBC.)
28 MAY 80
MR SPIKE MILLIGAN
DEAR SPIKE I AM DESPERATE TO HAVE SOME REAL FUN AGAIN WITH YOU AND HARRY. PLEASE CAN WE GET TOGETHER AND WRITE SOME MORE GOON SHOWS? WE COULD PLACE THEM ANYWHERE I DONT WANT ANY MONEY I WILL WORK JUST FOR THE SHEER JOY OF BEING WITH YOU BOTH AGAIN AS WE WERE.