Comedian John Fortune Has Passed Away

Comedian John Fortune has sadly passed away, aged 74.

The star who was mostly known for his involvement in TV projects with fellow comedians John Bird and Rory Bremner, is believed to have passed away peacefully on Tuesday.

According to the Mail Online, a statement confirming Fortune’s death was released by the star’s agent who said: “It is with great sadness that I write of the death of John Fortune this morning.

‘He died peacefully with his wife, Emma and dog Grizelle, at his bedside. A renowned satirist, early work included contributions to Peter Cook’s Establishment club and more latterly his work with long term collaborator, John Bird and Rory Bremner.

“He is survived by his adored wife, Emma and three children.”

John Fortune has sadly passed away (Youtube)

Referring to the sad news, Rory Bremner who starred alongside the comedian in Bremner, Bird and Fortune, took to Twitter to share his condolences. He said: “I’m so sorry to let you know that my friend John Fortune died this morning. Lovely man, dear friend, brilliant & fearless satirist.”

He later added: “Such a lovely, talented but self-effacing man. Yet, quietly, a pillar of the anti-establishment.”

Stephen Fry also shared his condolences on the social networking site where he wrote:

“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.”