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Helena Kingshott… Oh no ,not another celebrity gone
Gareth Huggett… Legend
Jacqueline Marsh… So very sad he was a lovely man
Jeff Belton… Never met the gentleman, but had a great sense of humour, play his music on my radio shows. Will sadly be missed
Dennis Torrance… I grew up watching his tv shows always good entertainment . Another entertainer gone from our lives just seems to be endless lately. RIP Des god bless condolences to his family and many friends.
Kevin White… My mum used to love him when she was still with us, he was a proper celebrity and all round entertainer. RIP Des
Roger Simmonds… Oh no every week or so a famous person dies lately!
Roland Clarke… A customer of mine recorded one of his albums and he told me for all the jokes, he was a consummate professional who pretty much nailed in a single take. With many years in the business, I can tell you that this is really rare and there are only a handful of pros that can do this. RIP Des.
Janet Rennie… Saw him at potters bar a few years ago . He was so good . RIP des
Rosemary Hughes… RIP Des xx
Peter Houghton… RIP Des
Alan Esdaile… sad news. All round great entertainer, that had to put up with a lot of stick over the years from Morecambe and Wise and others about his singing but his records during the heyday sold very well.
Vivienne Gibbs… Alan, they were only jealous cos he always had a beautiful younger girl on his arm. I loved Des – always had such a cheeky smile
Harry Lavender… R.I.P. Des O’Connor
John Beeching… Saw him at the Paladium in the early 60s, one of the funniest stand up routines I’ve ever seen.
Tony May… What a great guy Des was! So many smiles he gave us all and he was such a wonderful sport… A lot of today’s ‘snowflakes’ could learn a lot from his attitude! THANKS for everything Des – I won’t forget that infectious laugh of yours!
Warren Elias… What a great person sad.RIP
Steve Thorpe… I remember his Andy Pandy sketches. So full of innuendo carried off with the cheekiest grin on TV. RIP to a very funny guy.
Mick O’Dowd… Such an all round entertainer of the old school. Very few left now and there will probably be no more of his ilk. Always raised a smile and he could take stick (Morecambe & Wise) and turn it around. What a trooper. RIP Des. Thanks for the memories.
Eddy Butcher… Very sad to hear R I P sir a perfect gentleman
Nicola Dobson… RIP Des
Andy Qunta… Great entertainer and personality. R.I.P.
Jan Warren… R.I.P. Des xx
Rontenn 2001… Des was brilliant and a real legendary super-star. R.I.P. Des O’ Connor.
Iain Cobby… Quote from Eric Morecambe; ‘The Des in Des O’Connor is short for desperate’ and, ‘Des has just done a one-man show. Let’s hope two turn up next time’. So funny guys, all those memories from the halcyon days of variety. RIP Des.
Wendy Weaver… I remember seeing Des on the Palladium the very first time he appeared as an unknown. He was filling in for somebody at short notice and he was so funny. I can still remember his routine.
Colin Norton… Des was the compere on the Buddy Holly UK Tour 1958.
Linda Lewis… RIP
Barry French… Very sad, used to like his comic sketches with Jack Douglas (Check out the green eyed yellow God sketch on YouTube) R. I. P.
Paul Coleman… Such a brilliant all round entertainer. Good comedian. Saw him a few times, mostly at Kings Country Club. Maybe him & Eric are havin a laugh together.! R. I. P.