Phil Jerrod dead: Comedian dies of rare cancer at 42 as comedy co-stars speak out

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Phil Jerrod’s agency Off The Kerb confirmed that the comedian died on Saturday, after being diagnosed with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. A statement read: “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.

He will be sorely missed by all who knew him

“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. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

Friends and colleagues from the comedy world paid tribute to Jerrod, with Nish Kumar tweeting: “This is awful news. A great comic and a lovely man.”

Rhys James called Jerrod a “kind soul and funny comedian”.

Lloyd Griffith tweeted: “Such awful news. Not only was Phil really bl**dy funny, but he was the nicest man you’d ever bump into. Thoughts and prayers with Beck. Cancer can f*** off.”

Kae Kurd added: “RIP, this is sad man. Thoughts go out to his family.”

Tom Davis tweeted: “Very sad news. F*** Cancer.” 

Phil Lucas, who co-hosted the Crash Bang Wallop podcast with Jerrod, tweeted: “The saddest news to share about the most intelligent, talented, funny and decent people I could ever wish to have met (and the actual talent of our podcast). 

“I’m already missing being grumpy with my amazing friend who tolerated me with such decorum.”

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