Scottish comic Hamish Tennant dies | 'He was  loud, kind, supportive, funny, wise and encouraging'

Scottish comic Hamish Tennant dies

'He was loud, kind, supportive, funny, wise and encouraging'

Scottish comedian Hamish Tennant has died after a long struggle with ill health.

He died at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital on Tuesday. His last social media post came five days earlier, when he wrote: ‘I am now in palliative care and they don’t know if it will work. Love iz all.’

Tributes poured in from fellow stand-ups on the Scottish circuit after his son Ben broke the news of his death on Facebook.

Neil Bratchpiece, who performs as Wee Man, wrote: ‘Very saddened by the news that Hamish Tennant, a well-loved figure on the Scottish comedy scene has passed away. He was a lovely gent and I, like many, will miss him.

Stu Henderson said: ‘To say I’m upset is not even close, I’ve been in fukken bits. Hamish faced horrible illness and pain for months and months, with a resilience and bravery that was incredible, and I’m so sad to hear of him going down like this. I’m heartbroken.’ 

Janey Godley said: ‘Such sadness today in our community. Go in peace pal’

And Sarah-Jane Judge  wrote: ‘If the world felt a bit quieter last night, it's cause a great man left us all. Hamish Tennant was a massive personality and every bit of that personality was loud, kind, supportive, funny, wise and encouraging.… Your loss will be felt far and wide but my condolences particularly to all his friends and family especially Ben x’

Tennant had been performing on the Scottish comedy circuit since 2010, but had been in hospital since early December for a series of operations.

Published: 31 Jan 2019

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