Cornish comedian Jethro dies aged 73

Cornish comedian Jethro has died at the age of 73.

A statement on his Facebook page said he died on Tuesday after contracting Covid-19.

It said: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of the well known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro.”

Jethro, real name Geoffrey Rowe, stopped touring in 2020 after more than 50 years on the road.

His family said “our lives will never be the same without him”.

Born in St Buryan, Cornwall, Jetho’s popularity as a comedian grew during the 1980s and he made his first national appearance on the Des O’Connor show in 1990.

In 2001, he appeared on the Royal Variety Show and went on to become one of the biggest stars from Cornwall.

Comedian Jim Davidson paid tribute on Twitter, saying: “My good friend Jethro has left us. RIP Jethro, you will be greatly missed.”

Source: BBC

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