Comedy actor Felix Dexter died of cancer aged 52

The once Time Out comedian of the year passed away after suffering with multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer.  Dexter featured in a number of household programmes including The Fast Show and Absolutely Fabulous.  He is more recently known for his part as Omar in BBC comedy Citizen Khan.

Radio presenter Eddie Nestor who worked alongside Dexter in the Real McCoy told BBC Radio: “It’s a sad day. It’s a really sad day. I went to see him and we talked and we laughed, and we laughed really hard.

“It was great to be able to spend some time with him.”  He said: “(I was) lying with somebody on their death bed and they’re still making jokes.”

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