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Comedian Bobby Ball Dies After Testing Positive for COVID-19

British Comedian Bobby Ball, who became a household name as part of the “Cannon & Ball” double act, has died at the age of 76 after testing positive for COVID-19. His death was announced this morning by his manager, Phil Dale, on behalf of his family and of his fellow entertainer and life-long friend Tommy Cannon. Ball had been taken to Blackpool Victoria with breathing problems, Dale said. “At first it was thought to be a chest infection but a test proved positive for COVID-19,” he said in a statement. “His wife Yvonne said the hospital and staff could not have been more wonderful, as they were outstanding in their care of duty and they did everything possible for him, and she cannot praise them enough,” Dale said in an emailed statement. “She said that the family and Tommy would like to express their sincere thanks to the many, many people who …