Joe Longthorne Has Died
Entertainer Joe Longthorne, whose career spanned five decades, has died aged 64.
Best known as a singer and impressionist, he regularly appeared on TV shows and toured overseas.
Les Dennis tweeted he was “a supreme talent and a nice man”. Cold Feet actor John Thomson said he was a “great entertainer”.
A statement on the Hull-born performer’s website said he died in the arms of his husband Jamie.
It said: “Joe died in his bedroom, laying in the arms of his devoted husband of 21 years Jamie, with his rosary beads clutched tight to his chest. He leaves behind sister Ann and brother John.”
Joe Longthorne had found fame on an ITV talent show ‘Search For A Star’ back in 1981. Despite continuing battles with his health he continued to entertain to the last.
Source: BBC News