Chuckle Brothers’ older sibling who regularly appeared on their show dies aged 87 a year after the death of his younger brother Barry
- Jimmy Patton died aged 87, The Chuckle Brothers confirmed this afternoon
Jimmy Patton, the older sibling of TV’s famous comedy due the Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 87.
Jimmy appeared more than 40 times on his brothers’ ChuckleVision show between 1990 and 2009.
He often appeared as boss characters on the show and was known as ‘No Slacking’, so-called because of his catchphrase; ‘And remember, no slacking’.
He also appeared on David Nixon’s Comedy Bandbox, The Good Old Days and Seaside Special in a TV career spanning 50 years.
Jimmy Patton (left), the older brother of TV’s The Chuckle Brothers, has died aged 87.
The Chuckle Brothers official Facebook account announced the sad news this afternoon
His death comes two years after he married a fan of the show, Amy Phillips, pictured
A statement on the comedy pair’s Facebook page today said: ‘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’s death comes a year after that of his younger brother Barry, who passed away aged 73 in August last year following a long battle with illness.
Jimmy had remarried in 2017 following the death of his previous wife Valerie five years earlier.
He had since lived with his wife Amy Phillips, who is in her late 20s, at their home in Maltby, North Yorkshire.
Jimmy was born in Rotherham in 1931, the son of comedian Gene Patton, and became a performer as soon as he left school.
A tribute to him on the duo’s Facebook today remembered his catchphrase ‘No Slacking’
He appeared in his brothers show nearly 50 times, as well as appearing other TV programmes