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A statement posted on Facebook claims that he died on December 14 after contracting Covid-19.
He said: “It is with enormous sadness that we announce the passing of the well-known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro.
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Tragically, Jethro died on December 14, 2021, after contracting Covid-19.
“Jethro leaves behind his life partner Jennie, his children Jesse and Lanyon, his stepdaughter Sarah, his daughter-in-law Stacey and, of course, his loving grandchildren.
“We ask you to respect our privacy in this sad time and give us plenty of time to cry.
"We will continue to support each other knowing that our lives will never be the same without him."
The comedy star got a double hit and got a recall hit, the PA news agency understands.
Born in St Buryan in Cornwall, comedian Jethro's stage name was inspired by a character of the same name from the American comedy The Beverly Hillbillies. Throughout the 1980s, he gained a following in Cornwall and Devon, before performing in a national television performance in 1990 on the Des O'Connor Show.
In 2001 he appeared on the Royal Variety Show and became one of Cornwall's biggest stars.
In February 2020, he announced on social media that he was "hanging up the microphone" and was retiring from the comedy circuit.
However, he has vowed to honor his upcoming tour dates, although they were postponed later due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
User Reaction On Social Media:
Dawn French, who has spent the last few years in Cornwall, tweeted: “Oh. Uncle. This gloriously non Cornish PC, Jethro, (Geoffrey Rowe) has left us.
“Some of my most helpless moments of laughter have been in the presence of him. A very talented comedian. Thoughts with everything I loved. Geddon bey ".
Comedian and actress Crissy Rock said: "Sad news to learn of the passing of Cornish comedian Jethro at 73! Rest in peace."
The Kings Theater in Portsmouth, where Jethro has performed on several occasions, also shared a tribute.
He said: “We are saddened to learn of the passing of legendary Cornish comedian Jethro at the age of 73. Jethro has appeared many times for the Kings throughout his career and last performed here in 2014.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of legendary Cornish Comedian Jethro at the age of 73. Jethro appeared at the Kings many times in his career and last performed here in 2014. He will be sadly missed and our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/PwsqXyPY0R— Kings Theatre (@KingsTheatre) December 15, 2021
"We will miss him sadly and our thoughts are with his family and friends of him in this difficult time."
Comedy Impressionist Danny Posthill added, “I remember when I started showing an interest in comedy and bought VHS cabaret shows with my paper money.
Lee Evans, Chubby Brown, Jim Davidson, Jimmy Jones and Jethro. Unfortunately today one of those legends has left us. RIP Jethro. Thanks for the laughs. "
Stand-up comics Richard Herring and Welsh tenor Paul Potts also paid tribute to the comic.