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The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 11:09 pm
by smeggypants
The death of Tommy Cooper!

live on TV. At least he went doing something he loved.

Tommy Cooper Dies

On 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the live London Weekend Television (LWT) ITV variety show Live From Her Majesty's. Most of the audience thought it was part of his act and were laughing, until it became apparent he was seriously ill.

For a long time, a rumour circulated that the size 13 feet from his 6 foot 3 frame protruded underneath the curtains. While the show continued, efforts were being made backstage to revive Cooper, not made easier by the darkness. It was not until a second commercial break that ambulancemen were able to move his body to Westminster Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Don't click play if you don't want to see someone dying!!

[Link To Youtube Video]

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:14 pm
by robinnia


i have never seen this before.

after seeing it i can understand why people thought it was part of the act and continued to laugh.

knowing that he was actually dying makes the clip very surreal.

i never got tommy cooper's comedy but it was still sad to see nontheless.

i have seen the TC statue in caerphilly(his birth place) and words cannot describe it's hideousness.
local opinion is divided over it but at least they do have something to commemorate him.
i believe they got antony hopkins to unviel it as he was a big fan--saw that on the BBC Wales website.

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:37 pm
by sarah1980
smeggypants wrote:The death of Tommy Cooper!

live on TV. At least he went doing something he loved.

Tommy Cooper Dies

On 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the live London Weekend Television (LWT) ITV variety show Live From Her Majesty's. Most of the audience thought it was part of his act and were laughing, until it became apparent he was seriously ill.

For a long time, a rumour circulated that the size 13 feet from his 6 foot 3 frame protruded underneath the curtains. While the show continued, efforts were being made backstage to revive Cooper, not made easier by the darkness. It was not until a second commercial break that ambulancemen were able to move his body to Westminster Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Don't click play if you don't want to see someone dying!!


all i get is a blank screen.

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:09 pm
by Stanley Tweedle
Bloody hell. :eek:
One minute we're, here the next...gone.

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:10 pm
by wotsit2
i remember it happening ...i thought it was part of the act too

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:14 pm
by John H
I remember watching it too and did not enjoy being reminded of it via this clip.

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:17 pm
by wotsit2
you were warned not to click john if you didnt want to see someone dying

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:19 pm
by John H
Fair comment. I admit to overlooking the warning.

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:20 pm
by Stanley Tweedle
wotsit2 wrote:you were warned not to click john if you didnt want to see someone dying


Teaches me to just click on a youtube clip without reading.

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:21 pm
by Channel Hopper
It was a rather quick exit.

Every cloud has a silver lining

Great man, not just a comic and magician

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:21 pm
by Lord Gumble
that was fucking horrid!!!

but i did click and it was a quick exit.....

i can totally see why they thought it was part of his act!!!

I'll always remember TC by his trademark Red Fez!!!!!


RIP :thumb:

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 8:55 pm
by mue
Yeah, remember seeing it as a lad. It was actually quite a while (or it felt like it) before the curtains closed. When it was announced he had died I was shocked.
Very sad, surprised it's been allowed on youtube.

The death of Tommy Cooper!

PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 9:24 pm
by Dolls
wotsit2 wrote:i remember it happening ...i thought it was part of the act too



Me too wots I was watching with me hubby......He said then Oh Know they dont look right.....hmm