- Category : Entertainment-Comedy
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (9,53)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 2
English humorist, writer and satirist who was well known as a regular panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC television's Call My Bluff. Coren was also a journalist, and for nine years was the editor of Punch magazine.
In May 2006, Coren was bitten by an insect that gave him septicaemia which led to his developing necrotising fasciitis. He died from cancer on 18 October 2007 at his home in North London.
He is survived by his wife, whom he married in 1963, and their two children, both journalists. An anthology of his writings, called The Essential Alan Coren - Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks and edited by his children, was published on 2 October 2008.