Geoffrey Rowe Death: Cornish comedian, Jethro dies from COVID-19
Famous Cornish comedian, Jethro has passed away after contracting Covid, as announced via official the comedian’s official Facebook page. He was 73 years old.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of the well known and popular Cornish comedian Jethro,” the post read. “Tragically Jethro passed away on 14th December 2021 after contracting COVID-19.”
Rowe was born in St Buryan on 8 March 1948, the son of a farmer. After leaving school, he apprenticed as a carpenter and worked in the Levant tin mine.
Jethro’s standup act made use of his strong Cornish accent and rural style of dress, while the jokes he told made notable use of profanity and sexual anecdotes.
In February 2020, Rowe announced that he was retiring from public performances at the end of the year; the final shows were later postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jethro leaves behind his life partner Jennie, sons Jesse and Lanyon, step daughter Sarah, daughter-in-law Stacey and of course his much loved grandchildren.
The announcement of the famous comedian’s death has since been flooded by heartfelt tributes and condolences.
I remember when I first started showing an interest in comedy and I used to buy stand up shows on VHS with my paper round money. Lee Evans, Chubby Brown, Jim Davidson, Jimmy Jones and Jethro. Sadly today one of those legends have left us. RIP Jethro. Thanks for the laughs. pic.twitter.com/XqRf88zRUj
— Danny Posthill (@PosthillDanny) December 15, 2021
What happened was, there was a wonderful comedian named Jethro with such a simplistic style of telling joke after joke, he never kept the audience waiting long for any punchlines.
Such a unique comic. There will never be another Jethro.
R.I.P Jethro, 73 😢 pic.twitter.com/KsuQZq29Xa
— Scott Harrington (@Scottharringto9) December 15, 2021