British Comic Bobby Ball Dies At 76 Following Covid-19 Diagnosis

Post by: Rick Ellis 29 October, 2020

Bobby Ball, one half of the comedy double act Cannon and Ball, has died at the age of 76, his manager has confirmed in a statement:

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 28 October 2020 approximately 21:30. 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. His wife, Yvonne, said the hospital and staff could not have been more wonderful, as they were outstanding in their care of duty and they did everything possible for him and she cannot praise them enough.

She said that the family and Tommy would like to express their sincere thanks to the many, many people who have been fans of Bobby and they know that they will all share in part the great loss and total sadness that Yvonne, the family and Tommy all feel. Yvonne added that their need for privacy at this time has to be a priority. No further announcements or statements will be made.

Ball was one half of the comedy duo alongside his long-time friend and colleague Tommy Cannon.

He also starred in several sitcoms including Not Going Out, Last of the Summer Wine, I'm A Celebrity... and Heartbeat.

Ball was famous for pulling his suspenders on stage, while saying: "Rock on, Tommy."

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