Bobby Ball, one half of comedy double act Cannon and Ball, was ‘funny to the end’ while filming BBC’s Not Going Out just weeks before his death aged 76 following a positive coronavirus test, it was revealed today. The comedian, actor and author had been at Blackpool Victoria Hospital with breathing problems after his family initially thought he had a chest infection, but he then had a positive test and died at 9.30pm last night. Ball played Frank in Not Going Out, the troublesome father of Lee (played by Lee Mack), and Mack paid tribute to him this afternoon after they filmed together ‘just a few weeks ago and he was his usual funny and cheeky self’. It came after Ball’s long-time comedy partner Cannon, 82, said: ‘Rock on, my good friend, I can’t believe this, I’m devastated.’ Ball was known for twanging his braces while saying: ‘Rock on, Tommy.’ Cannon later tweeted: ‘I’m absolutely devastated, I’ve lost my partner, my best friend and the funniest man I know. Thank you for your messages, prayers and love.’ Mack said: ‘I’m utterly shocked and devastated to lose my mate Bobby like this. I filmed with him just a few weeks ago… Read full this story
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Keeping them laughing until the end: Bobby Ball was still filming until weeks before his death aged 76 after positive Covid test, as co-star Lee Mack pays tribute to his 'hero' and devastated Tommy Cannon says: 'Rock on, my good friend' have 461 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at October 29, 2020. This is cached page on MMOR. If you want remove this page, please contact us.