Chuckle Brother Jimmy Patton has died aged 87 - one year after Barry Chuckle

26 July 2019, 17:09 | Updated: 26 July 2019, 17:34

Chuckle Brother Jimmy Patton has died aged 87 - one year after Barry Chuckle
Chuckle Brother Jimmy Patton has died aged 87 - one year after Barry Chuckle. Picture: BBC • Facebook/Jimmy Patton

By Rory O'Connor

Jimmy Patton has died aged 87, the second Chuckle Brother to pass away just one year after Barry Chuckle.

The comedian was a regular on ChuckleVision with his younger brothers Paul, Barry and Brian.

In a Facebook post on the Chuckle Brother's official page, a post 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."

Jimmy Patton with wife Amy
Jimmy Patton with wife Amy. Picture: Facebook/JimmyPatton

Jimmy married Amy, a ChuckleVision fan he met through Facebook, in 2017 despite a 60 year age gap.

Both Brian and Jimmy made appearances in ChuckleVision, with Jimmy’s catchphrase on the show being “No slacking”, while Brian’s was “Getoutofit”.

They also had successful comedy careers, starting off as the Patton Brothers in 1954.

Jimmy Patton with wife Amy
Jimmy Patton with wife Amy. Picture: Facebook/JimmyPatton

Barry and Paul also had a series of catchphrases themselves, including “Oh dear, oh dear” and “To me, to you”.

Jimmy was devastated when Barry died last year of bone cancer aged 73.

At the time he said: "We are all devastated. Barry had bone cancer which had spread to his lungs."

Jimmy Patton with Paul and Barry during his first appearance in ChuckleVision
Jimmy Patton with Paul and Barry during his first appearance in ChuckleVision. Picture: BBC
Jimmy Patton celebrating his 87th birthday
Jimmy Patton celebrating his 87th birthday. Picture: Facebook/JimmyPatton

"He was ill for years, but kept it hidden. We knew about it, but kept it quiet, and all the family are really hurting right now."

Fans have been sending messages of support following Jimmy's death.

One fan tweeted: "Very sad to hear of the passing of Jimmy Patton, one half of the iconic Patton Brothers and brothers to Paul and Barry Chuckle. An icon of 90s television... Oh and NO SLACKING!"

"Reunited with his younger brother. Thank you for ChuckleVision memories and the live shows I’ve seen," posted another.