Phil Butler Biography – Wiki
Phil Butler was a COMEDIANS and the magician died, causing a wave of mourning in the entertainment industry. His sudden death was announced by his agents on social media. He had recently finished a run in Norfolk on the Cromer Pier Show, where he appeared in every performance. Butler was also the first comedian to perform for the troops on the front lines in Afghanistan.
Phil Butle has died at the age of 51-years-old.
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Phil Butler died at the age of 51, causing a wave of mourning in the entertainment industry. His sudden death was announced by his agents on social media.
A spokesperson for Chris Davis Management confirmed the British star’s passing on Twitter, writing: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our friend and client Phil Butler.
“Our thoughts are with his friends and family. The world is a poorer place without him.”
Devastated friends and familiar faces rushed to pay tribute to the “class act,” which made history as one of the first comedians to perform for front-line troops in Afghanistan.
He had recently finished a career at Cromer with his girlfriend Hannah Brown, who is said to be devastated by his death.
His fun partner Jason Manford recalled the “many memorable concerts” the couple had put on together as he paid his respects to his late friend.
“I was very sorry to learn of the death of the always very funny and charming Phil Butler.
“I had many memorable concerts with him on the circuit, including a crazy weekend of shows at BCM Square in Magaluf!
“I found a little chat we had online. Thoughts are with his family.”
Strictly’s Craig Revel-Horwood wrote on Twitter: “My thoughts at this time are with @philbutleruk’s family and friends.
“RIP lovely talented man. What a terrible shock. We worked together on the Cinderella panto and he was a wonderful friend.
“We spent Christmas Day and New Year together, we had a wonderful time. I will miss you so much.”
Comedian and author Shaparak Khorsandi said: “Rest in peace Phil. Another one of us left too early.
“For 20 years I’ve looked at the order of execution when I came to a club and said ‘Oh great! Phil Butler is in.’
Actor Tristan Gemmill said: “I just heard the devastating news about Phil Butler. A brilliantly funny man was taken too early.
“My thoughts and best wishes are with his family and friends.”
Benidorm star Asa Elliot also offered his condolences, saying that he was “completely devastated by the news.”
“One of the funniest people I have ever had the privilege of calling my friend,” he wrote in a poignant post.
The late star was a gifted magician and comedian, well known on the corporate and cruise ship circuits.
In addition to hilarious stand-up routines, the comedian also played the title role in a pantomime and wrote material for America’s Got Talent winner Paul Zerdin.
Tributes have been paid to comedian Phil Butler following his death at the age of 51.
The popular entertainer had recently completed a series of shows in Norfolk, hosting the Cromer Pier Show from July to October.
Butler was a regular in the North Norfolk town, having appeared in the annual dock show five times.
His death was announced on Twitter on Tuesday, October 19, by his talent agency Chris Davis Management.
The statement read: “It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our friend and client Phil Butler. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
“The world is a poorer place without him.”
Entertainers from across the country have paid tribute to Mr. Butler, who was the first comedian to perform before British troops on the front lines in Afghanistan.
Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood said: “My thoughts at this time are with @philbutleruk’s family and friends. RIP, talented and charming man. What a terrible shock.”
Comedian Jason Manford recalled working alongside Butler on shows, including in the Spanish resort town of Magaluf.
He said: “I was very sorry to learn of the death of the always very funny and charming Phil Butler.
“I had many memorable concerts with him on the circuit, including a crazy weekend of shows at BCM Square in Magaluf!”
In a post on his Facebook page, Cromer Pier said: “We are devastated to have to share with you the news that Cromer Pier Show frontman Phil Butler passed away suddenly, our thoughts are with Phil’s family at this time.
“The entertainment world is a much darker place without him.”
Butler of Clacton-on-Sea was a regular on the panto circuit and performed on cruise ships.
He was known for his unique style of comedy that incorporated magic tricks into his shows.
A review of the 2021 Cromer Show praised Phil Butler’s performance for “getting his hands on everything from creating a moving sand painting of Cromer to a mind-blowing Rubik’s cube magic trick.”
The cause of Mr. Butler’s death was not confirmed.