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Community of comedians hail 'ground-breaking' Dexter

Comedians Dara O'Briain, David Schneider and Sean Hughes are among those who have taken to social media to pay tribute to the "truly wonderful" Felix Dexter.

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Stars of the comedy world pay tribute to 'Real McCoy'

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 comic Felix Dexter 'dies after cancer battle'

Comedian Felix Dexter pictured in 2001 Credit: Yui Mok/PA

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.