Tuesday 31 December 2013

RIP John Fortune

John Fortune, the British comedian and satirist who found fame through his TV collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner, has died aged 74. He died peacefully on Tuesday with his wife Emma and dog Grizelle at his bedside, his agent Vivienne Clore said. Born in 1939, he was educated in Bristol before going on to Cambridge where he met fellow satirist Bird. A founding member of Peter Cook's Establishment Club, Fortune shared a Bafta with Bird in 1997. The award, for Best Light Entertainment Performance, came for their work on Channel 4's Rory Bremner, Who Else? programme.


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