Tributes paid in Farsley to comedian and ‘great friend’ Gareth Richards


Tributes have been paid in Farsley to comedian Gareth Richards, who died almost two weeks after suffering brain injuries in a motorway crash.

Mr Richards, 43, was involved in an accident involving two cars and a HGV on the M25 on Monday. 27 March at 11.30pm. He died from his injuries in hospital on Friday, 7 April.

He was a regular performer at both the Constitutional and the Old Woollen in Farsley.

The Old Woollen in Farsley paid tributes to Mr Richards on social media. They posted: “We’re very saddened today to hear about the passing of comedian Gareth Richards.

“He was a great friend of The Constitutional & the Old Woollen where he performed on numerous occasions, his last performance for us was in November last year at our Saturday Night Glitterbomb cabaret.

“He was a lovely fellow and we enjoyed Sunday morning breakfasts with him at the Mill Kitchen after his show where we’d chat about music, life and silly stuff.

“RIP Gareth Richards – Choque, Dick & Howard.”

Jason Manford wrote on Twitter: “Myself and the whole team at @ManfordsComedy are devastated to hear the news that Gareth Richards passed away today.

“He was a wonderfully inventive & funny comedian but more importantly a kind & thoughtful man. Our thoughts are with his wife & children at this time. Jason.”


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