Entertainer Stan Stennett dies

Cardiff-born entertainer Stan Stennett died at the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff on Monday night. He was 88.

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Stan Stennett: Life in pictures

Stan Stennett's career spanned more than 50 years. Credit: ITV News
He used to entertain people alongside his pantomime dog, Bonzo. Credit: ITV News
Stennett owned a private pilots licence. Credit: ITV News
He holds the record for five consecutive years in pantomime at Cardiff's New Theatre. Credit: ITV News

Tributes paid to veteran entertainer

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Very sad news that our old friend Stan Stennett has passed away. RIP Stan http://t.co/unpm1js7kX

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Very sad to hear about the death of Stan Stennett, made a great contribution to Welsh life.

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V sad to hear that Stan Stennett has died.He was a great entertainer & raised huge sums for charity. This time last year he was in Llantwit

Stennett had 'common touch' says son

Stan Stennett's son, Ceri - who appeared with him in pantomimes - described his father as 'a special part of peoples' lives.'

He always had time for the underdog. The common touch is not something that everyone had, but he had it in spade loads. He genuinely always had time for people.

– Ceri Stennett

Speaking about his father's time performing with the likes of Morecambe and Wise, Mr Stennett said: "They had a huge amount of fun as young men coming into the industry. It's nice to think he's with them now."

Entertainer Stan Stennett dies at 88

Stan Stennett suffered a stroke three weeks ago Credit: www.stan-stennett.com

Veteran entertainer Stan Stennett has died at the age of 88. The comedian suffered a stroke three weeks ago and died at the University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff last night. Mr Stennett was still performing just two weeks before the stroke, his son Ceri told ITV News.

His career spanned more than 50 years and he performed alongside household names including Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd and Ronnie Corbett. In the 1980s, he joined the cast of 'Crossroads,' playing Sid Hooper for seven years.

Mr Stennett was awarded the MBE in 1979 for services to theatre and charity.

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