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jamoncrumpets Fri 01-Feb-19 14:23:00

Absolutely devastated at today's news. The News Quiz will miss him greatly. He would probably laugh at a post lamenting his loss on MN but I'm putting it up here anyway.

MrsArthurShappey Fri 01-Feb-19 14:47:34

So so sad. It won't be the same without him.

TonTonMacoute Fri 01-Feb-19 15:44:15

Sad news! It's such a tragic coincidence that both he, and the equally brilliant Linda Smith, both died from cancer so young.

TheLongRider Fri 01-Feb-19 17:02:12

His voice has been in my ear since the mid-90s. He was reasonably good with accents but a terrible singer. He was genuinely funny. I saw him about 12 years ago when he performed in Dublin and he was really good.

Drookit Fri 01-Feb-19 17:05:41

Just heard this and am very sad. He was so very funny. I loved him on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Singing.

RhinestoneCowgirl Fri 01-Feb-19 17:06:23

Very funny man, so sad there will be no more. Still miss Linda Smith too sad

PerspicaciaTick Fri 01-Feb-19 17:08:12

I will miss Jeremy, he made me laugh.

EnolaAlone Fri 01-Feb-19 17:08:53

Really sad news. I like Mark Steel's tribute, "Knowing him as I did, I know he wouldn't want you to be sad, he'd want you to be bloody devastated".

Moussemoose Fri 01-Feb-19 17:12:31

I'm just gutted.

echt Sat 02-Feb-19 02:08:36

So sad. Saturday mornings with my late DH were always cup of tea, The Archers, then News Quiz, made especially good if Jeremy Hardy was on, ranting.

Miles Jupp's intro to Friday's News Quiz, and best of Jeremy Hardy postscript to the show were moving and so funny.

sadgrin

SaturdayNext Sun 03-Feb-19 15:24:38

My dream team for the News Quiz was, for a long time, Alan Coren, Linda Smith, Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton. It's really awful that cancer has got three of them. Fuck cancer.

BikingBeatrix Mon 04-Feb-19 20:54:43

I’ve been telling anyone that’ll listen. Do listen to Sunday ‘s Broadcasting House with a clip from years ago. I think it’s in the second half if you can’t/won’t/haven’t time to hear the whole prog. You will be glad you did .....

Iwantacampervan Tue 05-Feb-19 16:20:57

Thank you BikingBeatrix I have just listened. Well worth it.
It is 33 mins 40 secs into the programme.

Duckshead Tue 05-Feb-19 16:22:30

Agree, all so so sad. Loved his voice, poor Andy Hamilton sad.

SaturdayNext Tue 05-Feb-19 17:45:41

Nice article here - www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jeremy-hardy-did-politics-without-the-hatred-v2v7x6k79. Also an obituary here - www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jeremy-hardy-obituary-mgs2hc0kd. I hadn't realised he had oesophageal cancer: that's pretty horrible.

Acis Thu 23-May-19 08:38:57

Just flagging up this one: When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation

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