Ken Campbell dies aged 66

Ken Campbell dies aged 66

English writer, actor, director and comedian, Ken Campbell has died suddenly at the age of 66, it was announced today.

He died at his home on 31 August 2008. The cause of death is currently unknown.

He was known for his work in experimental theatre and was on stage only a few days ago at the Edinburgh festival. Colin Watkeys, Campbell's manager and friend, said that he was "one of the giants of the theatre and comedy worlds".

His London stage credits included : "Ken Campbell's Meaning of Life" at the Drill Hall in 2003; "Ken Campbell's History of Comedy part one: ventriloquism" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2000; "Art" at the Wyndham's in 1999; "Pidgin Macbeth" at the Cottesloe, NT & Piccadilly Theatre in 1998; "Theatre Stories" & "Violin Time" at the Cottesloe, NT in 1997 & 1996.

He has also appeared on many TV shows, including Alf Garnett's neighbour in "In Sickness and in Health", and the irritating Roger in an episode of Fawlty Towers ("The Anniversary"). He is also known as a commentator on both science and the paranormal. He has presented the Channel 4 television shows Reality On the Rocks, Brainspotting and Six Experiments that Changed the World.

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