Born John Gibb Marshall in 1953, scotsman, comedian and actor John Sessions has died aged 67 having suffered a heart attack yesterday.

Sessions was a man of many voices, all of them funny, but always with an edge that made it more than just comedy. He was a satirist, a writer and an actor and an all-round entertainment talent, probably best known for his work on classic TV shows like Spitting Image (which has just returned to our screens), Have I Got News For You and Whose Line Is It Anyway? as well as being responsible for conceiving the cult comedy Stella Street.

John began what was an incredible broadcasting career almost 50 years ago, having studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and had movie credits beginning with 1982’s The Sender and running all the way through to 2017’s Loving Vincent – delivering a number of Shakespeare adaptations, including Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream along the way.

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