Acclaimed British television comedian and impersonator, Mike Yarwood, has passed away. He was 82.
According to details, the comedian died at a hospital. He rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s with his remarkable ability to mimic politicians and other public figures including – former British prime ministers Harold Wilson and Ted Heath, and Prince Charles.
Mr. Mike was one the biggest TV stars with hit BBC shows.
The Royal Variety Charity, in its condolence message, “He leaves behind an immeasurable void in the entertainment industry”.
It added: “Mike Yarwood quickly rose to prominence for his exceptional ability to mimic the voices and mannerisms of countless celebrities and public figures. His talent for impersonation brought smiles to the faces of millions and his unique ability to capture the essence of his subjects made him an icon in the comedy world.
“Throughout his career, Mike graced television screens nationwide, becoming a household name in the 1960s and 1970s. His variety shows, including The Mike Yarwood Show, and Mike Yarwood In Persons, captivated audiences and showcased his uncanny talent for mimicry on prime-time television for two decades.
“Mike’s family have asked that their privacy be respected during this sad and difficult time.”
The entertainer was born on June 14th, 1941 in Bredbury. Throughout his entire life, he remained a devoted advocate of Stockport County Football Club