By Sarah Keane • 29 October 2020 • 11:05
BOBBY Ball, of comedy due Cannon and Ball, has died of coronavirus
Comedy star Bobby Ball has died of coronavirus at the age of 76, his manager Phil Dale confirmed.
A statement read: “It is with great personal sadness that on behalf of Yvonne Ball, and the family, and Tommy Cannon, I announce that Bobby Ball passed away at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on October 28, 2020 approximately 9.30pm.
“Bobby had been taken to the hospital for tests as he started with breathing problems. At first it was thought to be a chest infection but a test proved positive for Covid-19.
The comedian, who was part of the world-famous comedy due Cannon and Ball, has been described as a staple of British comedy throughout the eighties.
Just last year, the legendary comedy duo raised the roof at Salon Varietes Theatre at the weekend during a four day stint in Fuengirola.
Ball’s wife said: “I will always miss him, he was so joyful, full of fun and mischievous.”
In a heart-breaking tribute, his long-time friend and colleague Tommy Cannon shared: “Rock on, my good friend, I can’t believe this, I’m devastated.”
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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