His family said he died peacefully at 1.50am on Wednesday at a nursing home in Wanstead, east London.
He was “in high spirits” right until the end, his niece Rebecca Lewis said, adding that he had been in the care home for around three years.
“He was always singing and joking,” she said.
His nephew Peter Lewis said said his uncle’s health had gradually declined over the past few years, but said he died “quite peacefully”. He added “I’ll remember him as being a funny man.”