Felix Dexter, RIP – 1961-2013

© Rolling Sky Productions

© Rolling Sky Productions

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Felix Dexter, who died on Friday aged 52.

First appearing Junior Simpson, Kulvinder Ghir. Robbie Gee and Meera Syal in sketch show The Real McCoy, Dexter went on to appear in a number of landmark comedies and smash hit shows over the last two decades.

These included a recurring role as John Johnston in Absolutely Fabulous, spots in The Fast ShowKnowing Me Knowing You… With Alan Partridge and Alexei Sayle’s Merry Go Round to name but a few.

In recent years, Felix played various characters in Rhys Thomas led radio series Down The Line and it’s television spin-off Bellamy’s People.  He also provided voices for various characters in Mongrels – including, of course, Lamb That Sounds Like Morgan Freeman – and worked as a dramatic actor in CasualtyThe Bill, Empire and Jonathan Creek.

His work obviously touched a lot of comic talent over the years, who either worked with – or greatly admired – him as an actor, comic and friend.  Below are a series of tweets summing up the legacy he left behind.

Dexter is currently starring in BBC One sitcom Citizen Khan as Omar, with recent episodes available on iPlayer.  Sadly, his much reduced role was made whilst suffering from myeloma – a type of bone marrow cancer which claimed his life late last week.

Our thoughts are with his loved ones, and his performances shall live on.

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