Tom OConnor (left), with fellow Liverpool comic Jimmy Tarbuck at the 1998 Comic Heritage Comedy Awards
No complete stranger to the phase, he carried out lots of times at the Royal Performances at The London Palladium.He appeared in the celeb edition of Come Dine With Me in 2010 and the following year joined Lewis on the Pointless Celebrities quiz show.Liverpool City Council paid tribute to OConnor in a tweet, stating: “Thanks for the laughs, Tom. He leaves behind his other half Pat, 4 children, 16 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.OConnor combated a long battle with Parkinsons disease and his family thanked “everyone that has cared for Tom through his Parkinsons diagnosis and treatment and of course his final days in healthcare facility”.
Tom OConnor, the comedian, video game show host and actor, has actually passed away aged 81, his household has said.O Connor, a “distinct comic who was light years ahead of political correctness” died on Sunday morning in Buckinghamshire, his family confirmed through his representative.
His brand of humour, his household stated in a declaration, “was 100% tidy and always absolutely household friendly”.
RIP Tom OConnor, 81. No complete stranger to the phase, he carried out many times at the Royal Performances at The London Palladium.He appeared in the celebrity edition of Come Dine With Me in 2010 and the list below year signed up with Lewis on the Pointless Celebrities quiz show.Liverpool City Council paid homage to OConnor in a tweet, saying: “Thanks for the laughs, Tom. He leaves behind his partner Pat, 4 kids, 16 grandchildren and one fantastic granddaughter.OConnor fought a long battle with Parkinsons illness and his family thanked “everybody that has cared for Tom through his Parkinsons medical diagnosis and treatment and of course his final days in hospital”.
OConnors daughter-in-law, Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis, said that, having actually viewed him all those years as a kid with her mum on a Saturday night, she was “so overwhelmed” at how sweet, genuine and kind he was.” It was precisely the individual we saw on TELEVISION day and night,” she said.
OConnor, who was born in Bootle, Merseyside, started out as an instructor, before releasing a comedy profession in working guyss clubs.
He initially pertained to public attention as the only comedian to win Opportunity Knocks 3 times running.
The entertainer became a routine on The Comedians show and established himself as a family name through the 1970s and 80s consisting of in Pick Pockets and The Zodiac Game.He presented Name That Tune in between 1976 and 1983, Crosswits and the Tom OConnor Roadshow for the BBC.
RIP Tom OConnor, 81. Comedian, TV game show host, Liverpool legend & & an uproarious man. Unfortunate news. Thanks for all the laughs, Tom. pic.twitter.com/nGkPtKE8Mv— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 18, 2021