Kelly Monteith died at the age of 80: One year after suffering two strokes, a BBC comedy veteran dies

Kelly Monteith died at the age of 80: One year after suffering two strokes, a BBC comedy veteran dies

Kelly Monteith passed away at the age of 80, a year after experiencing two strokes.Kelly Monteith, the BBC comedy legend who died aged 80, was best known for his self-titled show that ran from 1979 to 1984

The BBC comedy legend’s self-titled show ran from 1979 to 1984 and was his most famous work.

The Anglophlile Channel, a Los Angeles-based production company with which he worked closely, confirmed his passing today.

A year ago, the comedian suffered two strokes, prompting his ex-wife Caroline Alexander to create a GoFundMe page to seek funds for his speech therapy and rehabilitation.

The BBC comedy great Kelly Monteith, who died at the age of 80, was best known for his self-titled program, which ran from 1979 to 1984.

The Anglophlile Channel, a Los Angeles-based production company with whom he worked closely, confirmed his passing today.

Afterwards, he reportedly spent two months at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Today, The Anglophile Channel released the following statement: ‘It is with great regret that The Anglophile Channel announces the passing of our dearest friend and comrade, comedian/host and award-winner Kelly Monteith.

Kelly co-hosted Brit Flix with Kelly, Paul, and Two-Buck Chuck and Kelly’s BBC Memories for TAC.

The Los Angeles Press Club honored Monteith and Boland the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Television Anchor/Host in 2015.

A year ago, the comedian suffered two strokes, prompting his ex-wife Caroline Alexander (shown with him) to create a GoFundMe page to seek funds for his rehabilitation and speech therapy.

Afterwards, he reportedly spent two months at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Today, The Anglophile Channel released the following statement: “It is with tremendous regret that The Anglophile Channel announces the demise of our greatest friend and comrade, comedian/host Kelly Monteith.”

After a few successful appearances on The Des O’Connor Show, Monteith featured in his own hit comedy series, “Kelly Monteith,” which aired for six seasons on the BBC.

Just a year ago the comedian suffered two strokes, seeing his ex-wife Caroline Alexander (pictured together) set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his rehabilitation and speech therapy

“Monteith collaborated with Neil Shand on his eponymous series.” Monteith was among the first American comedians to have his own BBC show.

The statement said, ‘In America, Monteith starred in The Kelly Monteith Show and The Hit Squad, both on CBS.

According to Kelly, one of the highlights of his career was playing at the 1983 Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

His experience in England was extraordinarily meaningful to Monteith. During his tenure there, he met Caroline, his future wife. The couple has two offspring.

Kelly will be much missed at The Anglophile Channel, in the comedy world, and by both his family and friends.He reportedly then spent two months at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre

Kelly was a vital part of TAC, having co-hosted Brit Flix with Kelly, Paul, and Two-Buck Chuck and Kelly’s BBC Memories, the statement stated. (Kelly is depicted in the center)

The Anglophlile Channel stated in their statement, ‘After a few successful appearances on The Des O’Connor Show, Monteith featured in his own hit BBC comedy series, ‘Kelly Monteith,’ which ran for six seasons’In the statement, The Anglophlile Channel said: 'After a few successful appearances on the Des O'Connor Show, Monteith starred in his own successful comedy series, 'Kelly Monteith', which ran on the BBC for six seasons'

Following the news of Kelly’s passing, fans shared condolences on social media.

Actor Sanjeev Kohli tweeted, “Depressing news regarding Kelly Monteith. Like Dave Allen, he is witty, engaging, and (ahead of his time).

According to the response on this page, he had a greater impact than he realized.The Anglophlile Channel said in a statement today: 'It is with great sadness that The Anglophile Channel announces the passing of our dearest friend and teammate, award-winning comedian/host, Kelly Monteith'

Nick Pettigrew, a comedian, echoed his admiration and added, ‘Rest in peace, Kelly Monteith. George Carlin was the prototype for Garry Shandling, Seinfeld, etc., and his impact was evident.

Because he mainstreamed his innovation, he was not considered ahead of his time. ‘I adored him as a child.

And comedian Bennett Arron declared, “Kelly Monteith has died!The statement continued: 'Kelly was an integral part of TAC having co-hosted Brit Flix with Kelly, Paul and Two-Buck Chuck and Kelly's BBC Memories' (Kelly pictured centre)

A few years ago, I stated in an interview that he was one of my favorite comedians, alongside Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, and my father.

He learned about it, contacted me, and thanked me. It’s unfortunate that few will know of him.

 

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