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Well-loved comedian Jethro dies of Covid

JETHRO, a legendary comedian in the South West, has died after contracting Covid-19.

The death of the 73-year-old funnyman from Cornwall was announced on his official Facebook page this morning.

The post said: “Jethro leaves behind his life partner Jennie, sons Jesse and Lanyon, step-daughter Sarah, daughter-in-law Stacey and of course his much loved grandchildren.

“We will continue to support each other in the knowledge that our lives will never be the same without him.”

Jethro, whose real name was Geoff Rowe, grew to prominence in the 1980s in Devon and Cornwall before breaking through to a national audience in 1990 on the Des O’Connor Show.

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