Comedian Jethro whose real name is Geoffrey Rowe from Cornwall is being reported to have passed away on December 14, 2021, at the age of 73 from COVID-19 complications as per a statement on his official Facebook page.
Wife & Children
According to the post confirming his death, he leaves behind his life partner Jennie and sons, Jesse and Lanyon, step-daughter Sara, daughter-in-law Stacey and his grandchildren.
Comedian Jethro Death & Cause
The news of the comedian’s death was announced on his official Facebook page which confirmed that he died in the morning of December 14, 2021, at the age of 73. In a statement, his management said: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of the well-known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro.
“Tragically Jethro passed away on 14th December 2021 after contracting COVID-19. Jethro leaves behind his life partner Jennie, sons Jesse and Lanyon, stepdaughter Sarah, daughter-in-law Stacey and of course his much-loved grandchildren.
We ask that you respect our privacy at this very sad time and give us all time to grieve. We will continue to support each other in the knowledge that our lives will never be the same without him.”
Comedian Jethro Wiki
Comedian Jethro was born in St Buryan to a farmer in Cornwall, and after leaving school apprenticed as a carpenter and worked in the Levant tin mine. He joined the local operatic society in St Just, as a bass singer, and then started touring pubs and clubs in Cornwall, singing traditional songs and developing his comedy act.
Comedian Jethro made his first national television performance in 1990 on the Des O’Connor Show, making several subsequent appearances. He also appeared on Jim Davidson’s programmes, and on regional television, though much of his material was considered unsuitable for a television audience. He produced his first video, A Portion of Jethro, in 1993, followed by several others. He has also claimed that, during the height of his popularity, he sold some 250,000 theatre seats a year. In 2001, he appeared in a Royal Variety Performance.
He has lived for some time at Lewdown, in Devon close to the Cornwall border, where he breeds horses and owned a comedy club that closed in 2012. In 1995, he walked from Land’s End to Lewdown and raised £20,000 for a cancer scanner appeal. In February 2020 he announced that he was retiring from public performances at the end of the year, although these shows have been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic