Comedian Jeremy Hardy dies aged 57

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The comedian, Jeremy Hardy, has died aged 57 after losing his fight to cancer, according to his publicist Amanda Emery.

Hardy was a regular feature on BBC radio 4, taking his place on multiple panel shows such as ‘The News Quiz’ and ‘Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’.

The comedian wrote regular columns for The Guardian and was an active campaigner for Jeremy Corbyn during the Labour party leadership election.

Hardy’s career extended past radio on many occasions, featuring on BBC TV programmes such as ‘Black Adder’ and ‘Mock the Week’.

In a statement his publicist Emery said;

“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.”

The news of Hardy’s death has received  attention from many colleagues and friends on social media.

Guardian Columnist, Owen Jones, said;

‘Utterly devastated to hear of Jeremy Hardys death. He was such a wonderful guy, hilarious, full of humanity and heart, committed to fighting for a world without injustice. Just a lovely bloke. F*** cancer. RIP Jeremy Hardy.’

Singer and songwriter, Billy Brag also said;

‘Very sorry to hear that Jeremy Hardy has passed away. He was a stalwart at left wing benefit gigs and will be greatly missed by friends and fans. My thoughts are with his family.’

 

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