Felix Dexter has passed away. The British comedy actor, who was born in Saint Kitts lost his life from multiple Myeloma at the age of fifty two on October 18, 2013. She gained his prominence from the ground breaking comedy The Real McCoy.
Moving on he appeared in many other programmes such as Absolutely Fabulous, the Fast Show and Radio 4’s Down the Line and performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company. At the age of seven his family moved to London, he had been suffering a cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow.
His death prompted numerous tributes from fellow comedians, with David Baddiel describing it as a,
“real loss to comedy” and Sean Hughes writing on Twitter: “So sad to hear about the truly wonderful Felix Dexter passing away. I hope you can feel the love in the comedy community fella, Rip.”
Matt Lucas, the co-star of Little Britain, said:
“So sad to hear about Felix Dexter. A brilliant performer and on the few occasions I was lucky enough to meet him, a very nice man.”
Before he got into comedy, he has studied law and he had been called Time Out comedian of the year. He also appeared in Have I Got News You and Grumpy Old Men, as well as Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge. Casualty and the Bill and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
His close friend, BBC Radio London presenter Eddie Nestor – who acted alongside Dexter for three years in The Real McCoy – said:
“It’s a sad day. It’s a really sad day. I went to see him and we talked and we laughed, and we laughed really hard.
“This is somebody who’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness and you find yourself laughing really hard, belly laughs. We’ve lost a talented, intelligent, articulate performer who could touch – who could reach out.”
Charlie Higson, the writer of The Fast Show and the Young Bond series, said:
“Very sad news that the brilliant and criminally underused Felix Dexter has died. He was a brilliant character comedian and actor.”