Eddie Large, 78, has passed away from COVID-19. The Scottish comedian was best known for his double act Little and Large with Syd Little.
He added “He had been suffering from heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight.
“Dad fought bravely for so long. Due to this horrible disease, we had been unable to visit him at the hospital but all of the family and close friends spoke to him every day.
“We will miss him terribly and we are so proud of everything he achieved in his career with Syd and know that he was much loved by the millions that watched them every week.
“RIP Dad. We love you and miss you from all the family.”
Fellow comedians have paid tribute to him, with Little Britain’s Matt Lucas tweeting: “Eddie Large (along with his supersonic friend Syd) was really lovely and kind and encouraging to me when I was a nipper on Shooting Stars. So sad to hear of his passing.”
Jason Manford said: “So sorry to hear about Eddie Large passing away. Came to every comedy and musical show I did whenever I hit Bristol and was always around for a chat about comedy and Man City afterwards. Such a gentle, funny man. RIP Eddie.”
To the Mcginnis Family, I would like to offer my deepest and most sincere condolences.
It’s certain that all his fans will miss him.
Article submitted by Chante, Structured, Edited And Corrected By Charles Watson