What was Phil Jerrod's cause of death?09/06/2021
STAND-UP comedian Phil Jerrod has died after a battle with a rare form of cancer aged 42.
Here we remember the much-missed Mock the Week comic.
Who was Phil Jerrod?
The Brighton-based comedian Phil was born in 1979.
He started his stand-up career in 2012 and went on to win the Best Debut Act Award at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2015.
He opened three critically acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
What was Phil Jerrod's cause of death?
A statement issued by Jerrod’s agency, Off The Kerb, on Monday, September 6, 2021, read: "It is with deep sadness we have to announce the death of Phil Jerrod. Phil peacefully passed away at home after a battle with cancer, with his devoted wife Beck by his side.
"Phil's critically acclaimed stand-up and comedy writing meant he was incredibly respected by his peers, supporting and writing with many of his comedy heroes.
"Phil was a dear friend to us, an incredibly kind and talented man, who was taken far too soon. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him."
Friend comic Angela Barnes, who had toured with Phil, was among those paying tribute.
Taking to Twitter to share a photo of herself with the late comedian, she wrote: "On Saturday we had to say goodbye to one of my best friends, the incomparable Phil Jerrod.
"One of the most loving, funniest and most creative people I’ve known. All my thoughts are with Beck, your beloved wife. I love you Phil, life won’t be the same again. Utterly heartbroken."
How long had Phil Jerrod had cancer for?
It is not known how long Phil had been secretly battling sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
Phil, thought to be 41, had supported Channel 4 star Romesh Ranganathan on his UK tour in 2016.
Paying tribute, Romesh said: "Phil Jerrod was one of my very best friends and I loved him dearly.
"He was a brilliant comic, but more importantly one of the kindest and loveliest men you could ever meet.
"You would always feel better for having spent time with him. I will miss him so much."
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