I remember seeing Tommy Cooper on TV as a child.
One of the most famous comedy magicians of all time.
Famous for many of his routines that include the glass, bottle, bottle, glass routine and the duck trick.
If you haven’t seen these tricks, you have to watch. Often performed by other artists, as classics. A true comedian and magician.
Tommy was born in 1921 and died in 1984 of a heart attack while performing live on television. A tragic end.
The best reference links that I could find for more info about Tommy are as follows.
As so much material is online, it made sense for this blog post to be a reference point for some Tommy Cooper materials which includes biographies, how he died, blogs and lists of tricks :