Comedian and impersonator Mike Yarwood has died at the age of 82, according to the Royal Variety Charity. He achieved significant renown in the 1960s and 1970s by his convincing impersonations of politicians and other public personalities, which attracted a sizable television audience.
The Royal Variety Charity in a statement said, “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of the legendary comedian and impersonator, #MikeYarwood, OBE. Mike leaves behind an immeasurable void in the entertainment industry. We send our deepest condolences to Mike’s family, his many friends and fans. RIP 🙏”
Cause of death-
The cause of death has not been disclosed by the family members and the Royal Variety Charity as of now.
As per multiple media reports, the celebrated comedian and impersonator had an estimated net worth of around $5 million.
Mike Yarwood was born on June 14, 1941. He died at the age of 82.
Yarwood was born on June 14, 1941, in Bredbury, Cheshire, England. His first significant breakthrough came in 1964 when he impersonated Harold Wilson on the BBC variety show Sunday Night at the London Palladium. He began his career as an impressionist in the early 1960s.
Yarwood thereafter impersonated a wide range of other public people, including the Queen, Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher, Ted Heath, and Margaret Thatcher. The eccentric inventor “Professor Branestawm” and the Cockney spiv “Ted Maul” are only two of the original characters he invented.
Yarwood received numerous honors for his work, including two BAFTAs, and his television programs enjoyed tremendous popularity. In 1981, he was also given an OBE.
Yarwood was married to dancer Sandra Burville on November 8, 1969, however, they called off their marriage in 1985. They had two daughters.