Dave Evans has died, friends of the comedian have confirmed.
Comedian Dave Evans has died.
The father of stand-up star Lee Evans has passed away after a long career in comedy.
Entertainer Pete Matthews paid tribute on Facebook : "He loved talking about the business and had the best stories and his double act with Shirley had me in stitches every visit! ...He was a true master of Musicality, Variety & Comedy."
And ventriloquist Steve Hewlett paid tribute on Twitter : "R.I.P. mate xxx a True Variety, Musical & Comedy Legend Dave Evans."