The actor’s former agent confirmed the news to the BBC that he had died at a care home this morning.
He played the lead role in the long-running BBC sitcom which centred on the exploits of resistance fighters in World War Two in German-occupied France.
He appeared in all 84 episodes of ‘Allo ‘Allo! and and later reprised his role of Rene for the stage adaption, in which he starred in 1,200 times.
Gorden then took on his most famous role once more in 2007 for a one-off TV revival. He also appeared in sketch show Revolver in 2004.
Actor died at a care home earlier today
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Shane Allen – who is the controller of BBC comedy commissioning – said today: "Gorden Kaye was a terrific comic actor whose signature role, Rene Artois, earned his place in the comedy hall of fame.
"He was instrumental in making 'Allo 'Allo! such a long running and well-loved series.
"His work lives on and thoughts are with friends and loved ones at this sad time."
Tributes have been pouring in for the much-loved star
The star's first big break came between 1969 and 1970 in Coronation Street, with him being seen by Pat Phoenix who played Elsie Tanner in the soap. She then got him the part of her nephew Bernard Butler.
He later made an impression on producer/writer David Croft following guest roles in It Ain't Half Hot Mum, and Come Back Mrs Noah. He appeared in the 1978 comedy short The Waterloo Bridge Handicap starring Leonard Rossiter, and featured as Dimes in the 1979 feature film Porridge alongside Ronnie Barker.
In 1981, Gorden – who previously cheated death in a horrific car crash back in 1990 – appeared as Frank Broadhurst in the children's drama serial Codename Icarus.
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Actor was best known for his role as cafe owner Rene Artois in ‘Allo ‘Allo!
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David offered him the lead role in a series he had written called Oh, Happy Band! but Gorden was unavailable and the part went to Harry Worth. Gorden went on to appear in three episodes of the producer's British department store sitcom Are You Being Served?
His lengthy career didn't end there, with Gorden also playing Dr Grant in a television adaptation of Mansfield Park and Lymoges, Duke of Austria in the 1984 BBC production of King John by Shakespeare. He also toured in the National Theatre production of As You Like It, as Touchstone.
In 1993, Gorden made a guest appearance in a Christmas special of Family Fortunes, in which he served as team captain and very notably put host Les Dennis on a special "Double Big Money" round for Dennis to score more than one hundred points to double the charity prize money; which he did.