May the Farce be with Roger Abbott (1946-2011)

Sunday, 27 March, 2011

Very sad day. Roger will be dearly missed by Canadians. News of friends and fans honouring Roger (with a 20+ minutes radio tribute on Q).

Here is a tribute to Roger Abbott (1946-2011) from his friends and colleagues at Royal Canadian Air Farce.

A 2008 QTV interview of Roger.

Air Farce founder Roger Abbott dies at age 64

Published On Sun Mar 27 2011 (Toronto Star)

Lesley Ciarula Taylor
Staff Reporter
Actor and comedian Roger Abbott, one of the founders of Canada’s long-running beloved comedy troupe the Royal Canadian Air Farce, has died after a 14-year battle with leukemia. He was 64.

“I’m heartbroken to tell you that our beloved friend, Roger Abbott, died last night at Toronto General Hospital, 14 years after being diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a progressive disease that he kept secret from all but a few close friends and family until a week ago,” friend and co-star Don Ferguson said on the show’s website on Sunday.

“Roger was the guiding light of Royal Canadian Air Farce since it began in 1973, and all of us who have had the honour of working with him and the pleasure of knowing him will dearly miss his kindness, generosity, integrity, leadership and wonderful sense of humour.” Read the rest of this entry »


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