The comedian, and Frank Skinner’s radio co-host, died on April 7 following a ”terrible” car accident.

In a Facebook post on April 7, Gareth Richards’ wife announced the death of the comedian, following a car accident he was involved in earlier this year, as Mirror wrote.

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“It is with great sadness that I have to share that Gareth passed away on Friday 7th April (Good Friday) at 6:30pm,” the woman wrote. “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.” she added.

She then continued the message by addressing the funeral’s details and showing gratitude for the support she has received. “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.” Laura added.

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On March 27, the comedian was involved in a car accident that put him in a deep coma. Earlier this week, Frank Skinner got emotional during his show, as Gareth’s condition was ‘not looking great’, according to Metro.

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Following Gareth’s death, many comedians and fans showed their regrets on social media. “This is heartbreaking. Gareth, you were the kindest man ever, and so so funny. I used to watch this over and over again when I first got into comedy. Rest in peace pal xx”, comedian Lloyd Griffith wrote on Twitter.

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