Home » Gareth Richards death – Tributes pour in as comedian dies after car accident last week

TRIBUTES pour in after the shocking news that comedian Gareth Richards dies aged 41 after being involved in a “terrible” car crash on March 27.

His pal Frank Skinner broked down in tears on his Absolute Radio show as he announced the tragic news while Gareth’s wife, Laura, released a heartbreaking statement with his fans this afternoon.

She said: “It is with great sadness that I have to share that Gareth passed away on Friday 7th April (Good Friday) at 6:30pm. He was in a terrible car accident on Monday 27th March at 11:30pm and sustained serious brain injuries.

“It was a miracle that he arrived at the hospital alive. Since then, the doctors and nurses have been incredible and have kept him in a stable and sedated condition. However, the latest scan revealed that the extent of the damage was so severe that they would have to remove all of the supportive medications and allow him to be at peace. The boys are bearing up well.

“There will be details of the funeral and other ways to remember Gareth to follow, as I know that he was well loved. At the moment the grief is a lot to cope with. Thank you all for your support and kindness.”

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  • Gareth Richards passes away aged 41

    Pal Frank Skinner broke down in tears on his Absolute Radio show as he announced the death of his comedian friend Gareth Richards.

    Gareth was involved in a “terrible” car crash on Monday, March 27, which left him with some “serioud brain injuries,” his wife Laura said.

    She added how “it was a miracle that he arrived at the hospital alive,” and how the hospital staff have been doing an “incredible” job at keeping him “in a stable and sedated condition.”

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