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Old 14th Apr 2019, 08:14
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UK stand-up comedian Ian Cognito dies onstage during show, prompting eulogies from Jimmy Carr and Matt Lucas

  • The 60-year-old, real name Paul Barbieri, had joked about having a stroke before sitting down onstage and dying
  • Jimmy Carr called his death ‘commitment to comedy’ and recalled how Cognito’s ‘kindness’ in helping him when he started out as a stand-up
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 09:23
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I'm sure he would want Jimmy Carr to follow his hearse with Matt Lucas as an aide.
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 21:24
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Tommy Cooper did it first
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 21:40
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Tommy Cooper did it on live tv Nats, not just on stage
I remember watching it happen - it took a while to realise he was not playing the fool then curtains down and IIRC an Ad break.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 10:35
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Didn't Sid James go a similar way, although he was in a play I think. Sorry, Google corrected me, Sid had a heart attack on stage but died later in hospital
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