Stephen Fry: Fortune had huge influence on satire boom

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Oh how sad John Fortune has died. He was in the first play I was ever in, 40 Years On. Huge influence on the satire boom. Loved parrots too

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Comedian John Fortune dies aged 74

John Fortune, the comedian made famous on Bremner, Bird and Fortune, has died at the age of 74. His agent said the veteran satire comic died peacefully with his wife Emma at his bedside.