World News – UK – Comedian John Sessions dies at 67

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The actor, who was best known for appearing on shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway ?, suffered a heart attack on Monday

His agent said Sessions « died at his home in south London from heart disease »

Reacting to the news, Danny Baker tweeted: « Shocked to learn that John Sessions has passed away at 67. Still great company and real talent

« His roles at the heart of this favorite radio series have given me endless pleasure and will continue to do so. Travel easy, boyfriend »

His friend and regular contributor Ronni Ancona told The Telegraph that Sessions was « that rare commodity, an imposing intellect capable of translating his vast intelligence into pure and very accessible comedy »

Sessions, who has also appeared on Have I Got News For You and QI, studied with Kenneth Branagh at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA)

Shocked to learn that John Sessions has passed away at 67. Still great company and true talent His roles at the heart of this favorite radio series have given me endless pleasure and will continue to do so always Travel easy, my buddy… photoTwittercom / S4OHEUV3vR

The actor has earned several movie credits throughout his career with roles in films such as Henry V by Branagh, Merchant of Venice, Gangs of New York and Legend by Martin Scorsese, on the Kray twins, with Tom Hardy

He notably played two prime ministers – Harold Wilson in Made In Dagenham and Edward Heath in The Iron Lady, in which Meryl Streep played Margaret Thatcher

Additionally, he voiced puppets in the satirical series Spitting Image while also performing in Stella Street

Sessions was openly gay and came out appearing in the stage show My Night With Reg, a comedy about gay life at the Royal Court Theater

The comic was about politics and said he « got bored » to see people calling Ukip a « racist group » while expressing support for Nigel Farage

He opposed Scottish independence in 2014 and joined 200 public figures in signing an open letter in which they hoped Scotland would vote to remain part of the UK

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SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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