TRIBUTES have been paid to George Logan, half of the long-running musical duo Hinge and Bracket, following his reported death at the age of 78.

The death of the Rutherglen-born comedy star, who played Dr Evadne Hinge, was confirmed by his family on Sunday, BBC News reported.

Stage and TV star Patrick Fyffe, who played Dame Hilda Bracket in the cultured, opera-loving double act, died at the age of 60 in 2002.

The duo hosted their own BBC2 series, Dear Ladies, for many years and were theatre regulars since launching the drag act in 1974 at the Edinburgh Festival.

Broadcaster and author Gyles Brandreth said it was “one of the great joys of my life” to script the TV series and specials of Dear Ladies with Hinge and Bracket.

He tweeted: “George Logan was a very funny, very brilliant man – a wonderful musician and a great entertainer.

“His creation, Dr Evadne Hinge, was beautifully observed and gloriously brought to life with his stage partner Patrick Fyffe as the irrepressible Dame Hilda Bracket. They were such fun!”

The South Lanarkshire-born comedian appeared for royalty as part of the double act, performing during two Royal Variety shows.

In 2015, he documented his experiences growing up as an openly gay man in Glasgow in his book titled A Boy Called Audrey.