One of the first websites I ever posted on was deathlist.net, a cheery little number where a cast of oddballs speculated on the demise of public figures. Haven't posted there in years, but I thought of them straight away when I heard today's news - he was a cult figure there. The last few posts will give some clue of the esteem he was held in:
50. Clive Dunn - DeathList Forum - Page 21
Another of my haunts, Freaky Trigger has a piece devoted to his 1971 chart topper:
CLIVE DUNN – “Grandad” | FreakyTrigger
Curiously, both sites have used the same photo!