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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So sad to hear about the death of Felix Dexter. As a momento, a great clip on @chortle of him just NAILING it. http://t.co/1Vb2D5UYwA

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Felix Dexter and this. Felt so deliriously ground-breaking at the time. A mad celebration of a new type of comedy http://t.co/gLaVNZB09K

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So so sad to hear about the truly wonderful Felix Dexter passing away. I hope you can feel the love in the comedy community fella. Rip.

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Brit comic Felix Dexter 'dies'

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.