MOCK The Week star Phil Jerrod has died following a battle with a rare form of cancer. Comics including Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes have paid tribute to the "kind and talented" star who passed away on Saturday.
In a statement from his agency, Off The Kerb, announcing his death a spokesman 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.Read more on thesun.co.uk