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'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' Actor and Comedian John Sessions Dies Aged 67

Olowokandi Fiyin
Nov 04, 2020
07:36 A.M.

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.

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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?"

John Sessions at the World Premiere of "Pudsey The Dog: The Movie" at Vue West End on July 13, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

John Sessions at the World Premiere of "Pudsey The Dog: The Movie" at Vue West End on July 13, 2014 | Photo: Getty Images

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.

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Following his demise, many fans and celebrities have put up tributes and their last respects on social media. Sessions' good friend, Ronni Ancona, spoke on his legacy:

"He was that rare commodity, a towering intellect who was able to translate his vast intelligence into highly-accessible, unadulterated comedy."

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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.

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.

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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.

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."

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