Eddie Large was a comedian best known as part of the double act Little and Large. Today, it was confirmed the TV star had passed away after contracting coronavirus.
Eddie Large died today at the age of 78, it has been confirmed.
His family posted about the tragedy on Facebook and let fans know he suffered from heart failure.
The post read: “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.
“He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, while in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight.”
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What was Eddie Large’s net worth?
Eddie had an impressive career as a comedian and TV star that spanned 50 years.
He had a fortune of £2.4million, according to Net Worth Post.
Born in Glasgow in 1941, his family later moved to Manchester where he spent most of his childhood.
The TV star started building his fortune after leaving school and worked as an electrician.
He later took jobs as a singer when he first met Cyril Meed, known as Syd Little, and the pair formed the comedy duo Little and Large.
Starting their career in northern clubs, they went on to win the talent show Opportunity Knocks which threw them into the limelight in 1971.
Eddie became well-known as part of the double act taking slots on many different programmes before landing their own show, The Little and Large Show.
The BBC sketch show ran for an impressive 13 years with 11 series and seven specials.
At the same time, Eddie entertained the nation doing impressions on ITV’s Who Do You Do?.
In the later part of his career, he worked in pantomime and had acting cameos in a number of programmes.
Following the announcement of his death, celebrity fans and friends have shared tributes to the star on Twitter.
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