Bobby - who was one half of the comedy double act Cannon & Ball - died after testing positive with coronavirus.His comedy partner Tommy Cannon shared with the world he was "devastated" at the news of his friend's death.In tribute, he wrote: "Rock on, my good friend, I can't believe this, I'm devastated."
They hosted ITV's The Cannon and Ball show together for nine years and over the years, their friendship flourished.Also paying loving tribute, Bobby's heartbroken wife Yvonne gushed over her late husband.She said: "I will always miss him, he was so joyful, full of fun and mischievous."
Tributes were flooding social media from all walks of showbiz for the late comedian.Antony Costa shared some kind words about his late pal Bobby after they starred in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here together in 2005.He wrote: "Just heard the news about my friend and fellow I’m a celebrity contestant Bobby ball ...I’m devastated by the news.
"Thoughts go out to the Yvonne and the family R.I.P #bobbyball xx so so sad x."He added: "Thoughts are with @TheTommyCannon too xxx."Fellow comedian Jason Manford wrote: "So heartbroken to read about the passing of comedy legend Bobby Ball.
"Such a hilarious man. The comedy community is a poorer place without him. #RockOn#RIPBobbyBall."Les Dennis typed out on Twitter: "Just heard the sad news that the wonderful Bobby Ball has died."He was a true entertainer with real funny bones.
"Thoughts with Tommy,Yvonne and his family at this sad time. RIP Bobby."Joe McElderry penned: "Very sad to hear the passing of Bobby Ball! I got to spend time working with him a couple of years back!"And we had the best time! Love and thoughts to his family and @TheTommyCannon."
Ashley Blaker added: "What an immense treat it was to work with Bobby Ball and get him and Tommy on Radio 4. Proper legends. RIP Bobby and 'Rock on Tommy'."Peep Show star Neil Fitzmaurice tweeted: "I'm on my way to The Sharpe Project. A place we filmed Mount Pleasant at for 8 years.
"A place we shared love and laughter with Bobby Ball! I've just heard he's gone! Heartbroken doesn't cover it!"A wonderful, funny, kind extremely talented gentleman. God Bless you Bobby! X". Read more: Mirror Celeb »
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