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Gay Comic, Jason Wood, Dead at 38

"Musical comedian Jason Wood - one of the contestants on the first series of Strictly Come Dancing - has died aged 38," reports the BBC. "Chambers Management said Wood died in his sleep on Saturday and there were no suspicious circumstances."

His agent added there were no further details as autopsy results were pending. "We are devastated by the loss of our client Jason Wood," said Hannah Chambers and Sophie Church in a joint statement. "He was an inspiring & individual performer who believed that 'variety' was the spice of life and whose wind ups were legendary. He was also a warm-hearted and caring man. We have lost a friend as well as a client and he will be truly missed."

Wood had most recently been hosting a variety night at The Hospital Club in London. The comedian was best known for his musical impersonations ranging from Cher to Morrissey. Wood was also a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival and frequently headlined at comedy clubs.

RIP.

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