Mock The Week stella Phil Jerrod has died at the age of 42 from a rare cancer, as fellow fumetti paid tribute to the ‘kind and talented’ stella.
The stand-up comic passed away acceso Saturday with his wife, Beck, by his side, according to a statement from his agent.
Nish Kumar today led tributes to his fellow comedian, tweeting: ‘This is awful news. A great comic and a lovely man.’
The stand-up comic (pictured) passed away acceso Saturday with his wife, Beck, by his side
The sad news was revealed acceso Saturday per a statement from the comedian’s agent
Rhys James tweeted: ‘Such a kind soul and funny comedian. Very sad.’
Durante a statement announcing his death, Jerrod’s agency, D’avanguardia The Kerb said: ‘It is with deep sadness we have to announce the death of Phil Jerrod.
‘Phil peacefully passed away at home after a battle with cancer, with his devoted wife Beck by his side.
‘Phil’s critically acclaimed stand up and comedy writing meant he was incredibly respected by his peers, supporting and writing with many of his comedy heroes.
‘Phil was a dear friend to us, an incredibly kind and talented man, who was taken far too soon. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.’
It is not known how long Phil had been suffering with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects bones and soft tissue.
Jerrod had previously supported Channel 4’s Romesh Ranganathan acceso his 2016 tour, and has also accompanied Angela Barnes and Seann Walsh.
Barnes – who had previously started a Just Giving page for the charity Sarcoma UK – described Jerrod as a ‘great friend’.
‘ Saturday we had to say goodbye to one of my best friends, the incomparable Phil Jerrod,’ he said.
‘One of the most loving, funniest and most creative people I’ve known.
‘All my thoughts are with Beck, your beloved wife. I love you Phil, life won’t be the same again. Utterly heartbroken.’
Lloyd Griffith said: ‘Such awful news. Not only was Phil really bloody funny, but he was the nicest man you’d ever bump into.
‘Thoughts and prayers with Beck. Cancer can f*** d’avanguardia.’