Chuckle Brothers star Jimmy Patton dies at 87

Julia Hunt
Contributor
Jimm Patton, seen on the right. (Facebook)

Chuckle Brothers star Jimmy Patton has died.

The comedian – the older brother of Chuckle Brothers Paul and Barry Chuckle – was 87.

The news was announced on the Chuckle Brothers Official Facebook page.

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The message said: “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.”

Patton was a regular on ChuckleVision,

His death comes less than a year after his brother Barry passed away in August 2018, at the age of 73.

Patton later said that his sibling had been suffering from bone cancer which had spread to his lungs, but said that he had kept news of the disease private.

The Chuckle Brothers, Barry, left, and Paul Elliott in London. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, File)

Patton told The Sun at the time: “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.”

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The Chuckle Brothers were a children’s TV staple during the 1980s and 1990s, with ChuckleVision proving to be a favourite among kids back in the day.

The duo got their first big break when they competed on and won the talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1967.

ChuckleVision began in 1987 and ran for 22 years, until 2009.

During this time the brothers starred in nearly 300 episodes, which saw them getting into all sorts of precarious misadventures.