Barry Chuckle, one half of the Chuckle Brother, has died today surrounded by family, his manager has confirmed.
Barry, 73, worked for decades alongside his brother for decades.
They are most well-known for their children’s tv show, Chucklevision which ran from 1987 to 2009.
A photo of Barry was posted to Instagram in June with the caption, “While Pauls away I can slack abit.”
Manager Phil Dale said in a statement to the Press Association: “It is with great sadness that the family announce that Barry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Ann and all his family.”
He added: “The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have been fans of the Chuckle Brothers and they know that they will share in part the great, great loss they feel.”
His comedy partner Paul said: “I’ve not just lost my brother, I’ve lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend.”
#Breaking Veteran entertainer Barry Chuckle, one half of famous comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers, has died at the age of 73, his manager says
— Press Association (@PA) August 5, 2018
Awful sad news about Barry Chuckle. A staple of my childhood. Here’s a wonderful twitter conversation he held over SIX years with Paul, and I think it gives a real insight to both men. pic.twitter.com/875u5WqmPe
— David Nicol (@DJ_Nicol) August 5, 2018