US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Scottish comedian Eddie Large (Edward McGinnis) died at the age of 78 from an infection (COVID-19) caused by a new coronavirus, having become infected in a hospital where he was admitted with heart failure.
This was announced on Facebook by his son Ryan McGinnis on Thursday.
“It’s with great regret that my mother and I are forced to report that my father, Edward McGinnis, died this morning. He suffered from heart failure and, unfortunately, while in the hospital, contracted a coronavirus, which his weakened heart, unfortunately, could not cope with.” wrote the son of a comedian who passed away.
Glasgow-born Eddie Large became famous thanks to the comedy duo Little and Large, which was formed in 1971 with the participation of the English comedian Sid Little (Cyril Mead).
Their comedy show was aired on the BBC’s flagship television channel between 1978-1991 and, at the peak of popularity, weekly gathered an audience of 15 million viewers from the screens.
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