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

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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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