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Post by phildidge on Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:56 pm

Stand-up comedian Ian Cognito died onstage during a performance in Bicester last night. Thinking it was part of his act, audience members at the Lone Wolf Comedy Club continued to laugh after Cognito, had fallen ill, according to the BBC.

John Ostojak, who attended the gig, told the BBC, “Only 10 minutes before he sat down he joked about having a stroke. He said, ‘imagine having a stroke and waking up speaking Welsh’.”

Ostojak explained: “We thought it was part of the act. We came out feeling really sick, we just sat there for five minutes watching him, laughing at him.”

According to the BBC, the 60-year-old comic sat down on a stool while breathing heavily, before falling silent for five minutes during the show. Eventually an ambulance was called, but Cognito was pronounced dead at the scene.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comedy/comedians/comedian-ian-cognito-dies-onstage-audience-think-part-act/

Talk about taking the stance of deadpan to a new level

Sorry, could not resists

May he rest in peace

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Post by eddie on Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:30 am

Reminds me of when Tommy Cooper died on stage.

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Post by Syl on Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:36 am

eddie wrote:Reminds me of when Tommy Cooper died on stage.
I was going to say the same thing.
I dont know who Ian Cognito is, but it's sad he died so publicly.

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Post by eddie on Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:50 am

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:Reminds me of when Tommy Cooper died on stage.
I was going to say the same thing.
I dont know who Ian Cognito is, but it's sad he died so publicly.

Yeah I wonder if he’d have minded? Death seems somehow private somehow, if you know what I mean.

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Post by Syl on Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:55 am

eddie wrote:
Syl wrote:
I was going to say the same thing.
I dont know who Ian Cognito is, but it's sad he died so publicly.

Yeah I wonder if he’d have minded? Death seems somehow private somehow, if you know what I mean.
I know what you mean, imagine being gawped at by a crowd of strange people as you take your last breaths.

I do remember though after Tommy Cooper died a spectacular death on stage at the London Paladium in front of not only that audience but millions who watched it live on TV, people close to him said that's exactly how he would have wanted to go.

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Post by eddie on Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:58 am

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:
Syl wrote:
I was going to say the same thing.
I dont know who Ian Cognito is, but it's sad he died so publicly.

Yeah I wonder if he’d have minded? Death seems somehow private somehow, if you know what I mean.
I know what you mean, imagine being gawped at by a crowd of strange people as you take your last breaths.

I do remember though after Tommy Cooper died a spectacular death on stage at the London Paladium in front of not only that audience but millions who watched it live on TV, people close to him said that's exactly how he would have wanted to go.

I guess it all depends upon the person. I’m sure I wouldn’t like it.

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