Tommy Cooper 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed and soon after died from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the London Weekend Television variety show Live From Her Majesty's, transmitted live from Her Majesty's Theatre. His stage persona required that his act intentionally go wrong for comic purposes, leading to some initial uncertainty about whether this collapse was real.
British postcard by Boomerang Media Cards. Photo: Jon Lyons. Tommy Cooper (1921 – 1984) was a popular British prop comedian and magician. He was a member of The Magic Circle, and respected by traditional magicians. Famed for his red fez, his appearance was large and lumbering at 1.93 m and more than 95 kg in weight. While his stage persona required that his act intentionally went wrong for comic purposes, on 15 April 1984, Cooper famously collapsed and soon after died from a heart attack in…
Lichfield: a Life through the Lens - In pictures
The National Trust at Mottisfont, Hampshire, have launched their 2014 exhibition season with the largest display ever mounted of portraits by celebrated Royal photographer Patrick Lichfield, featuring 50 large format portraits created from the 1960s onwards.