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Who is Jethro? Cause of Death, British comedian dies from Covid aged 73


Popular British comedian Jethro sadly passed away on Tuesday (December 14th) from Covid-19, aged 73.

The sad news was announced in a statement on his official Facebook page which said: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of the well known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro.”

“We ask that you respect our privacy at this very sad time and give us all time to grieve. We will continue to support each other in the knowledge that our lives will never be the same without him,” it continued.

Tributes to the much-loved comedian are flooding social media, but who was he? Here’s everything you need to know about Jethro.


Who was Jethro?

Geoffrey Rowe, better known by the nickname ‘Jethro’ inspired by the comedy show The Beverly Hillbillies, was a British stand-up comedian.

Born in Cornwall in 1948, Jethro worked as carpenter and in a mine before becoming a singer and touring local pubs.

He also played rugby, but his real passion was comedy, and he began growing in popularity as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s.

His first national television performance was in 1990 on the Des O’Connor Show before going on to appear on programmes with English stand-up comedian Jim Davidson.

He then went on to have his own stand-up comedy theatre shows and even appeared in a Royal Variety Performance in 2001 before retiring from public performances in 2021 after almost five decades in comedy.

Meet his family

Jethro is survived by his partner Jennie.

Not much is known about her, but they presumably lived together near Cornwall prior to his death.

The comedian has spent much of his later life living in Lewdown, Devon, close to the Cornwall border, where he bred horses and owned a comedy club that closed in 2012.

He also has two sons, Jesse and Lanyon, a stepdaughter called Sarah, a daughter-in-law named Stacey and many grandchildren.


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