Mock The Week comedian Phil Jerrod, 42, dies from rare cancer as fellow comics pay tribute to the ‘kind and talented’ star
Mock The Week star Phil Jerrod has died at the age of 42 after suffering from a rare form of cancer.
The comedian passed away on Saturday with his wife, Beck, by his side, according to a statement from his agency.
Fellow comics including Nish Kumar and Rhys James today paid tribute to the ‘kind and talented’ star.
In a statement announcing his death, Jerrod’s agency, Off The Kerb said: ‘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.’
It is not known how long Phil had been suffering with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.