Paul Chuckle's Brother Jimmy Dies Aged 87 Just 12 Months After Barry
Less than 12 months after Barry Chuckle died, Paul Chuckle has been dealt fresh heartache as his brother Jimmy has passed away following a battle with bone cancer.
Jimmy Patton, 87, made regular appearances on the Chuckle Brothers' TV show, Chucklevision, alongside Paul and Barry.
The actor, born Jimmy Elliott, was one half of the Patton Brothers, a comedy double act who first began performing together in 1954, alongside his brother Brian. They appeared in various episodes of their younger siblings' popular children's show between 1990 and 2009.
The news was shared on a Facebook page dedicated to the popular comedy duo, in a statement that read: "I just thought I'd let you know that the Chuckle Brothers' older brother Jimmy Patton has sadly passed away.
"Jimmy was a big part of ChuckleVision and the stage shows where he played the character No Slacking. RIP Jim Lad. And No Slacking."
Back in 2017 Jimmy tied the knot with 26-year-old fan Amy Phillips after meeting her on Facebook following the death of his wife Valerie.
When the pair wed, Amy's mum Mary said that their 59 year age gap 'doesn't bother them or us at all', adding: "Amy is happy and so are we. We are delighted and very proud. Bobby Dennis the comedian came and so did Bernie Clifton. They are Jimmy's mates and they both did speeches, they had everyone in fits of laughter."
Then in August last year, Barry passed away aged 73 and Jimmy told The Sun Online: "We are all devastated. Barry had bone cancer which had spread to his lungs.
"He was ill for years, but kept it hidden. We knew about it, but kept it quiet, and all the family are really hurting right now."
Very sad to hear of the passing of Jimmy Patton, one half of the iconic Patton Brothers and brothers to Paul and Barry Chuckle. An icon of 90s television... Oh and NO SLACKING! pic.twitter.com/Xdj76aXYiy
- Benji Clifford (@la_bonj) July 26, 2019
People have taken to social media to pass on their condolences to the family after hearing the news of Jimmy's death.
One person wrote: "I feel so bad for Paul, he must feel hopeless, all thoughts are with the Elliott family," while another added: "So sorry to hear this sad news. R.I.P. Jimmy. Condolences to all the family."
A third commented on the post: "So sad..he was so funny in Chucklevision, and I met him a couple of times and he was such a gentleman..big hugs to all the family".
Featured Image Credit: ChuckleVision/BBC