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Comedian Eddie Large dies after contracting coronavirus

Published : Thursday, 2 April, 2020 at 6:11 PM  Count : 261

Comedians Syd Little and Eddie Large (right) pictured in 1994. Photo: Getty Image

Comedians Syd Little and Eddie Large (right) pictured in 1994. Photo: Getty Image

Eddie Large, best known for being one half of the comedy duo Little and Large, has died aged 78 after contracting coronavirus, his son has said.

The Glaswegian comedian, who had been in hospital with heart failure, found huge fame alongside Syd Little in the 1970s and 80s with the pair watched by millions of TV viewers.

His son, Ryan McGinnis, broke the news in a Facebook post, explaining that his father caught Covid-19 while in hospital.

He wrote: “It is with great sadness that Mum and I need to announce that my dad passed away in the early hours of this morning.

“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.”

His agent, Peter Mansfield, also confirmed the death of the comedian, whose real name was Edward McGinnis.

The Guardian/MUS

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