Veteran Comedian, Barry Chuckle One Half Of Comedy Duo 'The Chuckle Brothers,' Dies Aged 73
On 20th August 2018
After suffering from a long illness, Barry Chuckle dies aged 73. Barry was suffering from bone cancer for a long time but kept his condition hidden from his fans. His condition deteriorated during the filming of his recent show and was on complete rest by the doctors. The news of Barry's death has deeply saddened the entertainment industry and fans all over the world. People paid their tributes to one of the greatest comedians to exist ever in the history of TV and theatre.
#1 Barry Chuckle Has Died After A Long Illness
Barry Elliot, better known by his stage name, Barry Chuckle has died at 73 after suffering from a long illness. Barry hosted the comedy show 'The Chuckle Brothers' with his younger brother Paul. The duo were the stars of BBC show 'Chuckle Visions' between the years of 1987 and 2009, and were childhood heroes to many.
The sad news of Barry's passing away was announced by his brother Paul in an emotional post, "I've not just lost my brother, I've lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend."
#2 Barry Was Suffering From Bone Cancer Which He Kept It Hidden For Years From His Fans
According to their elder brother, Jimmy Patton, the comedian was suffering from a bone cancer which spread to his lungs. The TV star kept the news a secret from his fans. Talking to media, Mr Patton said, "We are all devastated. Barry had bone cancer which had spread to his lungs. He was ill for years, but kept it hidden. We knew about it, but kept it quiet, and all the family are really hurting right now."
#3 Phil Dail Wrote An Emotional Post For His Friend
Their manager Phil Dail also paid a tribute to Barry and in a heartrending post wrote, "It is with great sadness that the family announce that Barry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Ann and all his family. The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have been fans of the Chuckle Brothers and they know that they will share in part the great, great loss they feel."
#4 Messages Of Tribute Poured In From Friends And Family Over The News
The family in their statement added that the comedian leaves 50 years of laughter as his legacy which is something very special. Shortly after the news of Barry's death was announced, the social media was filled with the messages of tribute from friends, family and fans all over the globe.
#5 Barry Was Expected To Enter Celebrity Big Brother House With Brother Paul
In the past, Barry had been a victim of certain death hoaxes and was eventually forced to make an official Facebook account where he convinced his fans that he is alive and well. He was expected to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house with brother Paul when the new series commences on 16 August.