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RIP - Eddie Large

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BowdonUK, Apr 2, 2020.

  1. BowdonUK


    Joined: Jan 17, 2016

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    I've just heard the news eddie large as died. I'm not sure how many are old enough even to remember the comedy duo of little and large? They used to be on tv all the time back in the day as all round comedy entertainers. I think Large has a history of heart problems that took him out of comedy before his time. It sadly seems that when he's been in hospital for heart failure he's contracted the coronavirus and died :(

    Very sad. RIP.

    One half of Little and Large comedy duo dies

    Comedian Eddie Large dies after contracting coronavirus, son says

    Coronavirus: Little and Large comedian Eddie Large dies 'after contracting COVID-19 in hospital'
  2. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    He had a heart transplant in 2003. He was in heart failure and had no immune system at all due to immunosuppressants. He had no chance sadly. RIP.
  3. Ceryndrion


    Joined: Mar 21, 2003

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    Location: Nottingham

    Such a shame to hear though
  4. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Ireland

  5. wordy


    Joined: Nov 30, 2005

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    Location: Wu Han City

    Gutted :(
  6. PCDAVE2


    Joined: Mar 20, 2003

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    Sad to hear he didn't make it :(

    I do remember quite a bit of 1980s and early 1990s light entertainment / comedy which when I was kid was amusing (see also Russ Abbott, Bobby Davro, Hale & Pace etc.)

    An example of one gag was with Eddie as a crook stealing a car with Sid as a mechanic (stuck underneath the car) only to drive for miles to a port with Sid underneath...then Sid finally gets up steps back and falls into a river
  7. Brizzles


    Joined: Mar 16, 2005

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    Location: Clevedon , Bristol

    Sad news :(
  8. FBi7


    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 838

    Location: Central Scotland

    RIP Eddie. Sad news.
  9. cainer

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 9, 2010

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    As a kid I met him and and Sid Little at a town fate around 1980 and got their autographes,
    the next year the towns fate had Jimmy Saville as their celebrity guest, i got his autographe as well (he didnt touch me though :o )
  10. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

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    Location: Surrey and London

  11. =XDC=FluphyBunny


    Joined: Feb 16, 2010

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    Location: North East England

    wow there's a name from childhood!

  12. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: Jul 8, 2003

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    Location: In a house

    R.I.P Eddie Large :(

    Grew up with Little and Large.
  13. PC777


    Joined: Dec 23, 2018

    Posts: 405

    They were great to watch as a kid as they were an old school, traditional style of funny guy and 'straight' man similar to Morcambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies and Cannon and Ball that pretty much died out totally by the late 90's. You still had Vic and Bob but they always way more alternative comedy.

    Eddie Large still made me laugh today just in images of him as a jockey, etc, he had great physical presence for comedy. Surprised to see he was born in Scotland despite growing up in Manchester.

    One thing that tickled me in a eulogy article was allegedly they only teamed up after Eddie Large heckled Sid Little in a working man's club, I can't imagine Sid Little being an electrifying solo performer so it was likely the best thing that ever happened to him.
  14. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

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    Vaguely remember them. Rip. Actually pretty entertaining guy, better than stuff nowadays.

    Opportunity knocks - there's another blast from the past. That's apparently where they got recognised.
  15. seth1969


    Joined: Dec 5, 2013

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    Location: tother side of clunde

    :( RIP big funny guy
  16. ivrytwr3


    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,785

    Just goes to show that whether you're little or large, this virus is going to get you.

    I grew up watching these, great tv and a couple of legends.

  17. b00merang69

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    RIP (I did so in main C-19 thread also).
  18. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Ireland

    Died alone seemingly :(
  19. Efour


    Joined: Sep 8, 2005

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Little and large
    Cannon and ball
    Hale and pace

    All names from my childhood that are cashing out sooner or later.
  20. b00merang69

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    Do not forget Morecambe and Wise