Comedian Phil Butler dies suddenly aged 51

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Comedian and magician Phil Butler has died at the age of 51.

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His sudden demise was announced by his agents on social media.

The magician and comedian passed away at the age of 51
Fellow celebs paid tribute to the favorite comedian

Fellow celebs paid tribute to the favorite comediancredit: instagram/philbuttlerook

A spokesperson for Chris Davis Management confirmed the British star’s passing on Twitter, writing: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our friend and client Phil Butler.


“Our thoughts are with his friends and family. The world is a poor place without him.”

Devastated friends and fellow well-known faces rushed to pay tribute to the “class act” who made history as the first comedian to perform for frontline troops in Afghanistan.

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Strictly’s Craig Ravel-Horwood wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts are with me at this time @philbutleruk family and friends.

“RIP lovely talented man. What a terrible shock. We worked on Panto Cinderella together and he was a wonderful kind dude.

“We spent Christmas Day and New Year’s together, had a really wonderful time. I will miss you very much.”

Comedian and writer Shaparak Khorsandi said: “Rest in peace Phil. One of us is gone too soon.

“For 20 years I’ve looked at the running order when I went to a club and went ‘Oh fab! Phil Butler on’.

“Such a laugh on the street. I asked about his UFO tattoo in Dubai and liked the way he told The Story. A class act.”

Actor Tristan Gemil said: “I just heard the devastating news about Phil Butler. A wonderfully funny man passed away too soon.

“My thoughts and best wishes are with his family and friends.”

The late star was a talented witty and magician, famous in the corporate and cruise ship circuits.

As well as doing hilarious stand-up routines, the comedian also played the lead in a pantomime and wrote material for America’s Got Talent winner Paul Zardin.

Let Phil also starred in Panto and wrote side-splitting material for other comedians.

Let Phil also starred in Panto and wrote side-splitting material for other instagram/philbuttlerook

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