Tommy Cooper

Thomas Frederick Cooper (19 March 1921 – 15 April 1984) was a British prop comedian and magician. Cooper was a member of the Magic Circle, and respected by traditional magicians. He was famed for his red fez, and his appearance was large and lumbering, at 6 ft and more than 15 st in weight. On 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed, and died soon afterwards, from a heart attack on live national television.

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