Jim Davidson and Richard Herring are among the comedians paying tribute to Jethro, with the former saying: “I never met anyone who had a bad word to say about him and that’s a measure of a man for me. A great guy. I’ll miss him.”
Comedian Jethro has died after contracting COVID-19, his manager has said.
A statement on his Facebook page said the 72-year-old comedian, from Cornwall, died on Tuesday.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of the well known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro,” the statement said.
I remember when I first started showing an interest in comedy and I used to buy stand up shows on VHS with my paper round money. Lee Evans, Chubby Brown, Jim Davidson, Jimmy Jones and Jethro. Sadly today one of those legends have left us. RIP Jethro. Thanks for the laughs. pic.twitter.com/XqRf88zRUj
— Danny Posthill (@PosthillDanny) December 15, 2021