Tommy Cooper 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed and soon after died from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the London Weekend Television variety show Live From Her Majesty's, transmitted live from Her Majesty's Theatre. His stage persona required that his act intentionally go wrong for comic purposes, leading to some initial uncertainty about whether this collapse was real.

Tommy Cooper 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed and soon after died from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the London Weekend Television variety show Live From Her Majesty's, transmitted live from Her Majesty's Theatre. His stage persona required that his act intentionally go wrong for comic purposes, leading to some initial uncertainty about whether this collapse was real.

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Tommy Cooper Autograph Signed Display -Contact your favorite celebrities free at StarAddresses.com

Tommy Cooper Autograph Signed Display -Contact your favorite celebrities free at StarAddresses.com

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Max Bygraves pictured at a Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon with Tommy Cooper and Arthur Askey

Max Bygraves pictured at a Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon with Tommy Cooper and Arthur Askey

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A statue of Cooper was unveiled in his birthplace of Caerphilly, Wales, in 2008 by fellow entertainer Sir Anthony Hopkins, who is patron of the Tommy Cooper Society.

A statue of Cooper was unveiled in his birthplace of Caerphilly, Wales, in 2008 by fellow entertainer Sir Anthony Hopkins, who is patron of the Tommy Cooper Society.

Hero. Tommy Cooper. A brilliant magician that made it look like it went wrong even when it was going right.

Hero. Tommy Cooper. A brilliant magician that made it look like it went wrong even when it was going right.

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'Two cannibals were eating a clown – one said to the other, 'Does he taste funny to you?' Tommy Cooper (1921-1984)

'Two cannibals were eating a clown – one said to the other, 'Does he taste funny to you?' Tommy Cooper (1921-1984)

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