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    No more Rock on Tommy RIP Bobby Ball

    Just heard this news

    76 and tested positive for Covid
    Met him on a petrol forecourt once - he was cool and gave his autograph


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    Did he die because of Covid or was he another statistic that died of natural causes but happened to have Covid at the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
    Did he die because of Covid or was he another statistic that died of natural causes but happened to have Covid at the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
    Did he die because of Covid or was he another statistic that died of natural causes but happened to have Covid at the time?
    We need a graph showing excess deaths for elderly comedians.

    Anyway, RIP Bobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
    Did he die because of Covid or was he another statistic that died of natural causes but happened to have Covid at the time?
    Trying your hand at political points scoring in an RIP thread is pretty distasteful.

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    ^^^^ Disgraceful. I liked Cannon & Ball as a double act. Bobby always had that mischievous look. RIP Bobby.

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    I'd love to think his last words were "I'm piggin' sick, Tommy".

    RIP.

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    Very sad to hear of his passing. RIP Bobby.

    " OOO, I could crush a grape ".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    " OOO, I could crush a grape ".
    That was Stu Francis.

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    Is Stu Francis still with us?

    "I could jump off a coffee table!"


    (Also said by Jon Pertwee on occasion but in a different context.)


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    Anyway, Rock On Tommy!
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    RIP Bobby, a true entertainer. I loved him in Mount Pleasant in recent years too.

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    RIP Bobby, I remember "Cannon and Ball" and also when you made a few appearances in "Last of the Summer Wine."

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    Apologies if I have offended anyone here. I genuinely was just asking if he died of COVID or if it was something else. It wasn’t meant to be political.


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    Sad news, no age really.

    RIP Bobby!
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    Yes very sad to hear this on the news.

    From a great era for comedy; RIP

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    R.I.P. Bobby a true entertainer in the best sense of the word ,no politics , no religion ,no bad language or sexual references to upset anyone .Yet could still have a full theatre audience in stitches.
    In this day and age that's some achievement mate .

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    Loved him and Tommy made me roll back in the day, very funny man RIP Bobby

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    Sorry to hear this, enjoyed him as Lee’s dad in ‘Not Going Out’

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    Very sad to hear of his passing. RIP Bobby.

    " OOO, I could crush a grape ".

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    My mum had a hotel in Great Yarmouth when i was a kid, it wasn’t far from a Theatre where Cannon and Ball were playing the summer season.

    Me and my brother were round back of hotel when Bobby rolled up in his Rolls. Parked up and came over to us as my brother had all his fishing gear out and was practicing casting. Bobby had a go and chatted to us for a while.

    Unfortunately my mum came roaring out and roasted him for parking in her private parking space, he apologised and moved his car sharpish!

    Really nice guy. Rip.


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    I was really sad to hear that he'd died. I wasn't actually a fan, never watched their TV show or other appearances. Always thought of it as working class comedy, not aimed at me. But I'd heard them both interviewed on 5 Live a couple of times in recent months and they came across as so humble, gracious and good-natured.

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