Paul Chuckle praises cancer charity after death of brother Jimmy Patton

Paul Chuckle has praised a cancer charity after the death his older brother Jimmy Patton.

The 87-year-old comedian Jimmy, who was a regular on their hit BBC show the Chuckle Brothers, died this week, a Facebook post on the official Chuckle Brothers page confirmed.

Jimmy passed away almost 12 months after Barry Chuckle, who died of bone cancer last August.

Many had taken to social media to send on their condolences.

And Paul replied to a tweet from Matthew Reed, the CEO of Marie Curie, who had reached out to the family in the wake of the tragic news.

Addressing Paul in the tweet, he wrote: "I’m so very sorry to hear the news of Jimmy’s death.

"All of us at @mariecurieuk send our love and best wishes to you and your family. Kindest regards."

Paul tweeted back to him: "Thank you Matthew, appreciated" followed by a fist bump emoji.

Meredith Niles, the executive director for fundraising at Marie Curie also tweeted to Paul: "Really sorry to hear the news about Jimmy.

"All of us at @mariecureuk send our condolences."

The post that announced the death of the popular entertainer paid tribute to the star of Chucklevision.

It read: "I just thought I'd let you know that the Chuckle Brothers older Brother Jimmy Patton has sadly passed away.

"Jimmy was a big part of chucklevision and the stage shows where he played the character No Slacking. RIP Jim Lad. And No Slacking."

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