The comedian Jeremy Hardy has died of cancer aged 57, his publicist has confirmed.
Hardy, who featured regularly on BBC Radio 4 panel shows such as The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and wrote a column for the Guardian between 1996 and 2001, died on Friday.
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My dearest friend @JeremyJHardy left us early this morning. I was so lucky to have spent 35 years arseing about with him. Knowing him as I did, I know he wouldn't want you to be sad, he'd want you to be bloody devastated x