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US News Comedian Eddie Large, 78, dies alone in hospital from coronavirus while he was being treated for heart failure, family say

14:57  02 april  2020
14:57  02 april  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The comedian Eddie Large has died from coronavirus aged 78 , his family said today. The comedian , real name Edward Hugh ' He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital , contracted the coronavirus , which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight.

' He was a wonderful person and connected with everybody that he knew. He had a great sense of humor, he was kind of sarcastic at times, but he was K-Pop star sparks outrage with April Fools' Day prank saying he had caught coronavirus and was in hospital . For ALL the showbiz news on the

Comedian Eddie Large has died from coronavirus Comedian Eddie Large has died from coronavirus

Eddie Large, one half of the famous comedy duo Little and Large, has died from coronavirus aged 78 after contracting the infection in hospital, his family said today.

The Glasgow-born comedian, real name Edward Hugh McGinnis, was known for his partnership with Syd Little which spanned five decades after being formed in 1971.

a couple of people posing for the camera: Eddie Large and Syd Little in Nottingham in 1985 © Provided by Daily Mail Eddie Large and Syd Little in Nottingham in 1985

His son Ryan McGinnis wrote on Facebook today: 'It is with great sadness that mum and I need to announce that my dad, Edward Mcginnis, passed away in the early hours of this morning.

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'He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight.

'Dad had fought bravely for so long. Due to this horrible disease we had been unable to visit him at the hospital but all of the family and close friends spoke to him every day.

'We will miss him terribly and we are so proud of everything he achieved in his career with Syd and know that he was much loved by the millions that watched them each week. RIP Dad. We love you and miss you from all the family.'

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