Comedian Ronnie Corbett was rushed to hospital after falling ill at his home near Croydon. The 83 year-old was suffering from chest pains last Sunday and underwent tests for several days, but doctors were unable to diagnose the problem.
He was discharged in time to attend the memorial of close friend Sir David Frost on Thursday. His wife Anne has told the Sunday Mirror, the illness could spell the end of his television career.
Comedy's biggest names have paid tribute to fellow British comic Felix Dexter who reportedly died yesterday evening. Matt Lucas, Jason Mansford and Omid Djalili were among those who said Dexter was the "real McCoy in many senses".
British comedian Felix Dexter is reported to have died yesterday. The Real McCoy star died around 5pm yesterday evening, according to reports, following a battle with multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer.
Friends and peers have since paid tribute to the star, who was famed for his array of hilarious Real McCoy characters, including Nathaniel the Nigerian accountant and outspoken pastor Brother Jeffers.