'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Actor and Comedian John Sessions Dies Aged 67
Comedy Icon John Sessions, popularly known for his role in the TV show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway," has passed on. He died at the age of 67 in London.
Showbiz icon John Sessions, who graced TV as the star of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" has passed away after suffering a heart attack at his home in South London.
Sessions, who was born in 1953 in Scotland, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Way onto the late 1980s, he became an original cast member of the acclaimed comedy series, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
During the show's fourth season, the late star moved on to other TV projects. Throughout his lifetime, Sessions gathered movie credits, which include "The Iron Lady," "Skins," "Shameless," and "Outlander."
In a 2017 interview, [Sessions] recalled that he once openly admitted to being gay while trying to keep the nest away from his parents.
Actor and comic John Sessions, known for his work on TV comedies Spitting Image and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, dies aged 67 https://t.co/f85gnshWpm— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) November 3, 2020
"He was that rare commodity, a towering intellect who was able to translate his vast intelligence into highly-accessible, unadulterated comedy."
Broadcaster Danny Baker noted on Twitter that he was shocked to have learned of Sessions passing while adding that the late comedian was "terrific company" to be with.
Star actor Robert Webb took the moment to remember late star Bobby Ball, as he shared that Ball and Sessions inspired him and created delightful moments with their expertise.
Bobby Ball and now John Sessions! Two very different performers who both absolutely inspired and delighted me at different times. Lovely, funny men.— Robert Webb (@arobertwebb) November 3, 2020
Sessions proved his worth in entertainment, but he faced some adversity because of his sexuality. In a 2017 interview, the iconic entertainer recalled that he once openly admitted to being gay while trying to keep the nest away from his parents.
In the end, the information never got out as his mom died a few weeks later, while his dad later developed dementia. While the British star garnered acclaim in comedy sketches, his impact was also felt in movies.
John Sessions: ‘My father could be very wise, but also chauvinist, antisemitic and racist’ https://t.co/j9LZqcPoR9— The Guardian (@guardian) June 2, 2017
During his early start, the late actor starred in "Henry V," directed by his colleague, Kenneth Branagh. His other classic film credit includes, "Merchant of Venice," and "Made In Dagenham."