Comedian Phil Jerrod, most known for ‘Mock The Week’, has passed away following a fight with a rare form of cancer at age 42.
Jerrod’s agent agency Off The Kerb confirmed the news about his death on Saturday, after having being diagnosed with Sarcoma.
He passed away with his wife by his side, with fans, colleagues and followers having all paid tribute to a universally loved and respected performer.
In the official statement, Off The Kerb announced that “ It is with deep sadness that 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.”
While never headlining his own shows or taking the top billing in any major comedy performances, Phil had been a writer on many well-loved shows including Mock The Week, The Now Show and The News Quiz.
Phil had also acted as the official tour support for comedians including Romesh Ranganathan, Seann Walsh and Angela Barnes.
They all came out publicly to praise his contributions to comedy, with Ranganathan stating that “ Phil Jerrod was one of my very best friends and I loved him dearly. He was a brilliant comic, but more importantly one of the kindest and loveliest men you could ever meet.
“You would always feel better for having spent time with him. I will miss him so much.”
Jerrod starred in three consecutive solo sold out shows at the Edinburgh Film Festival from 2015 to 2017.
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