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Tom O’Connor’s Obituary Doesn’t Confirm Parkinson as Cause of Death

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We are heartbroken to inform you that Tom O’Connor’s obituary does not reveal his cause of death. The legendary comedian passed away on July 18, 2021, after battling Parkinson’s for about 14 years.

The TV presenter and actor Tom O’Connor died at 81. The heartbreaking news was confirmed today. His daughter in law, the former athlete Denise Lewis, said that he had Parkinson’s for about 14 years

The great comedian who was best known for presenting shows such as Gambit and Name That Tune was born in Bootle, Merseyside, on October 31, 1939.

Tom O'Connor’s Obituary Doesn’t Confirm Parkinson as Cause of Death
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He attended St Mary’s College, Crosby and Saint Mary’s College, Twickenham. Tom went on to become a maths teacher and music teacher at the St Joan of Arc School, Bootle.

After the heartbreaking news of his O’Connor was revealed on social media, his friend shared their sadness and paid a touching tribute to the late star. Someone wrote on Twitter: “Sad to hear Tom O’Connor has passed away, another of the comedians gone.”

Another Twitter user tweeted: “A great TV host, Great comedian. Never had to rely on using foul and abusive language.”

A fan wrote: “Saddened to learn of the death today of Tom O’Connor, who was not only a legendary comedian but also an accomplished actor & television presenter, best known for presenting games shows such as; Crosswits & Pick Pockets. RIP.”

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Tom O’Connor’s Obituary Came As a Shock to Many

Tom O’Connor’s obituary does not clarify his death cause while many fans are searching for the cause. His family also has not released any statement on his sudden death just yet.

US day News is working hard to provide more information and collect the latest updates surrounding Tom O’Connor’s cause of death, so stay up with us.

It is really a difficult time for O’Connor’s family and fans. His death has brought so many tears to many fans while he brought happiness to millions of people over the past years. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the heartbreaking loss of the great star, and we ask you all to keep Tom, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.

Tom O'Connor’s Obituary Doesn’t Confirm Parkinson as Cause of Death
Image Source: BBC

Before starting his comedy career, Tom started his show business career as a singer. He was teaching during the day and performing on the club circuit at night.

He rose to fame when he appeared on The Comedians. O’Connor was one of the most popular faces on British TV during the 1970s and 1980s.

The Lancashire-Born star went on to host programs including Tom O’Connor, Show Name That Tune, and Crosswits, which aired every lunchtime and were viewed by more than 12 million viewers each day.

Tom became a professional entertainer in 1972. He also appeared at the Royal Variety Show at the London Palladium.

As well as hosting quiz shows, Tom was also a great actor, starring as Father Tom in daytime soap Doctors. He also starred as a guest in Countdown’s dictionary corner.

In an old video on his website, O’Connor said about his dreams in Childhood: “When I grew up as a kid in wartime Merseyside, I never dreamed I’d have a career that started as a schoolteacher, went to the folk singer, then country and western singer, stand-up talker and TV presenter. I’ve been lucky.”

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Is Tom O’Connor Dead or Alive?

After Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Many fans were concerned about his condition. His condition had worsened in the last two years, and many people asked if Tom O’Connor is dead or alive.

Tom O'Connor’s Obituary Doesn’t Confirm Parkinson as Cause of Death
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O’Connor died at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough on 18 July 2021, with his family around him. His family, friends, and fans have paid poignant tribute to him this afternoon, calling him a ‘true gentleman.’

Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: “RIP Tom O’Connor, 81. Comedian, TV game show host, Liverpool legend & a very funny man. Sad news. Thanks for all the laughs, Tom.”

Jimmy Cricket Tweeted: “So sad to hear of the passing of my fellow comedian Tom O’Connor. Tom’s razor-sharp observations and impeccable timing made him one of the all-time greats! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and all his family! ♥️xx.”

One fan tweeted: “As a kid in the 70s and 80s, I grew up watching Tom O’Connor on shows like “The Comedians” and “Name that Tune.” He had that wonderful Scouse charm and wit and a warmth that came through the TV screen. I am so sad to hear of his passing. Rest In Peace, Sir.”


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