Bobby Ball, has died at the age of 76, after the actor tested positive for Covid-19, his manager has confirmed.
Leading the tributes, Cannon said: “Rock on, my good friend, I can’t believe this, I’m devastated.” Musician, Robbie Williams tweeted his tribute.
Ball’s wife Yvonne added: “I will always miss him, he was so joyful, full of fun and mischievous.”
Not Going Out star Lee Mack said he was “utterly shocked and devastated to lose my mate Bobby like this”.
Ball was one half of the comedy duo on “Cannon and Ball”, alongside his long-time friend and colleague Tommy Cannon.
The actor also starred in several sitcoms including Not Going Out, Last of the Summer Wine, Benidorm and Heartbeat.