Comedian, actor and author ‘Bobby Ball’ has died aged 76. According to his manager ‘Phil Dale’, the comedian had been in hospital with breathing problems which were initially thought to have been caused by a chest infection but a test revealed that it was Covid-19.
A statement from Mr Dale read, “It is with great personal sadness that on behalf of Yvonne Ball, and the family, and Tommy Cannon, I announce that Bobby Ball passed away at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on the 28th October 2020 approximately 21:30”, “Bobby had been taken to the hospital for tests as he started with breathing problems. At first it was thought to be a chest infection but a test proved positive for Covid-19.”
Bobby was most famous for the double-act he played alongside with his lifelong friend ‘Tommy Cannon’ on ‘The Cannon and Ball Show’.
The comedian also made several appearances on TV shows such as ‘Last of the Summer Wine’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Mount Pleasant’, ‘Benidorm’, ‘The Cockfields’ and ‘Not Going Out’.
Both Cannon and Ball also appeared on ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’. Cannon paid tribute to his friend’s death stating, “Rock on, my good friend, I can’t believe this, I’m devastated.”