Bobby Ball tributes pour in as celebrities mourn loss of comedy legend

Celebrity tributes have been pouring in after it was announced today (October 29) that comedian Bobby Ball has died after testing positive for coronavirus.

Ball’s manager Phil Dale announced the news in a statement today.

The star's peers have now spoken out after he died at the age of 76.

Fellow comedian Jason Manford wrote on Twitter: "So heartbroken to read about the passing of comedy legend Bobby Ball. Such a hilarious man. The comedy community is a poorer place without him. #RockOn #RIPBobbyBall."

Meanwhile TV star Les Dennis also wrote: "Just heard the sad news that the wonderful Bobby Ball has died. He was a true entertainer with real funny bones. Thoughts with Tommy,Yvonne and his family at this sad time. RIP Bobby."

Comedian and mum of Emily Atack Kate Robbins added: "I’m so terribly sad to hear that the brilliant Bobby Ball has died. Apparently he had coronavirus. God bless your beautiful soul Bobby. You were so funny and lovely. Rest in peace Bob. Xxx."

Antony Costa, who starred alongside Ball in the 2005 series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, wrote: "I’m devastated by the news. Thoughts go out to the Yvonne and the family R.I.P #bobbyball xx so so sad x."

Comedy star Rufus Hound also shared a snap of him with Cannon and Ball as he wrote an emotional statement.

He said: "I got to work with Cannon & Ball once on a radio show produced by @AshleyBlaker who has just sent me a photo he took of us because he knew how absolutely made up I was to have worked with them.

"Bobby Ball was the first bloke that I ever saw on telly who had that. The making of my childhood Saturday nights.

"Today the world lost someone incredibly special & I stand here now, in my kitchen, typing this through tears because 40 years later, he still means the world to me.

"If there is a heaven, he's in it now. And if I ever get there myself, I can't wait to clamber over the holy choir if cherubim and seraphim shouting "I know him!"

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