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Des O’Connor Dies At 88

Des O’Connor Dies At 88

Des O'Connor Dies At 88
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Des O’Connor, the comedian, has died at the age of 88.

The comedian star died peacefully when he was sleeping on Saturday in Hospital, news Confirmed by his agent.

After a fall just over a week ago, he was taken to the hospital from his home in Buckinghamshire.

The statement says: “He was a joy to work with – he was talented, fun, positive, enthusiastic, kind and a total professional.”

“He loved life, and considered enthusiasm almost as important as oxygen. He adored his family – they were everything to him.”

“He is survived by his wife Jodie, their son Adam and his four daughters, Karin, TJ, Samantha and Kristina.”

Des O'Connor Dies At 88
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“Jodie’s world is shattered, she and Adam and Des’s daughters are hurting more than you could possibly imagine.”

“Des was the ultimate Entertainer. He loved being on stage – entertaining a live audience. He always said the sound of laughter was like the sound of heavenly music.”

“He had a fabulous international T.V. career, presenting his own prime-time T.V. shows for over 45 years. On stage he starred at almost every leading venue throughout the world.”

Across social media, Den is getting many tributes of celebs.

“Des O’Connor was such a nice, nice man. The ultimate professional, an impeccable entertainer, skilful, stylish, self-deprecating, fun to be with, lovely to know. One of the best. R.I.P. Des – a privilege & a real pleasure to have known you. Thanks for the fun,” Gyles Brandreth added.

Tony Blackburn says: “So sorry to hear that Des O’Connor has passed away. He was a great entertainer and more importantly a very nice person. R.I.P.”

Star Richard Arnold tweeted during the Good Morning Britain: “Des O’Connor. Veteran twinkler. An absolute joy to meet over the years. Snapped here – where else – but the @LondonPalladium Condolences to Jodie and family #RIPDes.”

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