Death – Obituary News : Comedian Mike Yarwood has passed away. Eddie Braben, who wrote for Yarwood in the early 80s, expressed sadness over the news.
— Eddie Braben (@eddie_braben) September 8, 2023
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of renowned British comedian Mike Yarwood. The news was confirmed by Eddie Braben, who revealed that he had written for Yarwood in the early 1980s. Yarwood, who had been battling a long-term illness, passed away on September 8, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished in the world of comedy.
Born on June 14, 1941, in Bredbury, Stockport, Yarwood began his career as a radio presenter before transitioning into television. He rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s with his incredible talent for impersonations. Yarwood had a remarkable ability to mimic the voices and mannerisms of various public figures, including politicians, actors, and musicians. His impressions were not only strikingly accurate but also infused with his unique comedic flair.
Yarwood’s television shows, such as “The Mike Yarwood Show” and “Yarwood’s Christmas Special,” became incredibly popular, captivating audiences across the nation. He became a household name and was regarded as one of the greatest impressionists of his time. Yarwood’s ability to capture the essence of well-known personalities, combined with his quick wit and impeccable comedic timing, earned him widespread acclaim.
Throughout his career, Yarwood entertained millions with his hilarious sketches and unforgettable impersonations of iconic figures like Prince Charles, Harold Wilson, and even fellow comedians. His performances brought laughter to countless households and solidified his status as a comedic genius.
Yarwood’s influence on the comedy industry and his contributions to British entertainment will never be forgotten. He leaves behind a rich legacy that will continue to inspire and entertain generations to come. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans during this difficult time. Mike Yarwood may be gone, but his laughter-inducing talent will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved and admired him..