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Comedian Jeremy Hardy dies of cancer aged 57

Comedian Jeremy Hardy dies of cancer aged 57

The comedian Jeremy Hardy has died of cancer aged 57, his publicist Amanda Emery said. Hardy, who featured regularly on BBC Radio 4 panel shows such as The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and wrote columns for the Guardian, died early on Friday, Emery said. In a statement, Emery said: “Friends…


The comedian Jeremy Hardy has died of cancer aged 57, his publicist Amanda Emery said.

Hardy, who featured regularly on BBC Radio 4 panel shows such as The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and wrote columns for the Guardian, died early on Friday, Emery said.

In a statement, Emery said: “Friends and family of comedian Jeremy Hardy are immensely sad to announce that Jeremy died of cancer, early on Friday 1 February.

“He was with his wife and daughter as he died.

“He retained to the end the principles that guided his life, trying to make the world more humane, and to be wonderfully funny.

“He will be enormously missed by so many, who were inspired by him and who laughed with him.

“A fitting memorial will take place, details to be announced soon.”

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