Man City pay tribute to lifelong fan Eddie Large after he dies of coronavirus


Manchester City have paid special tribute to lifelong supporter Eddie Large after the comedian died of the coronavirus.

Eddie was one half of famous comedy duo Little and Large, alongside Syd Little, and made people laugh up and down the country for a decade on prime time TV.

Aside from comedy, Eddie’s other love was football – particularly his team Manchester City, who paid tribute to the comedian upon learning of his death on Thursday.

“Everyone at Manchester City is sad to hear that lifelong City fan and celebrity Eddie Large has passed away aged 78,” a statement on the club’s official Twitter account read. “Our thoughts are with Eddie’s friends and family at this difficult time.”

Eddie Large celebrate Man City achieving promotion to the old Division One in 1985 alongside then boss Billy McNeil

Eddie’s son, Ryan McGinnis, posted on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that Mum and I need to announce that my dad passed away in the early hours of this morning.

“He had been suffering with heart failure and unfortunately, whilst in hospital, contracted the coronavirus, which his heart was sadly not strong enough to fight.”

Little Britain’s Matt Lucas also paid tribute on Twitter, writing: “Eddie Large (along with his supersonic friend Syd) was really lovely and kind and encouraging to me when I was a nipper on Shooting Stars. So sad to hear of his passing.”

Eddie (left) was one half of famous comedy duo Little and Large, alongside Syd Little

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While Jason Manford tweeted: “So sorry to hear about Eddie Large passing away. Came to every comedy and musical show I did whenever I hit Bristol and was always around for a chat about comedy and Man City afterwards. Such a gentle, funny man. RIP Eddie.”

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BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker wrote: “Very sad to hear. Many fond memories of watching Little & Large growing up. Much love to his family and friends.”





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