David Baddiel paid tribute to his father, saying he would leave a “huge hole in my sky” after announcing that he had died.
The comedian published the news on Twitter, sharing photos of his old family, praising the team of caregivers who helped care for his parents over the past few years.
His father suffered from Pick disease, a rare form of dementia. This was recorded by Badiel in the 2017 Channel 4 program “The Trouble With Dad”.
He said: “My father, Colin Badiel, died early tonight.
“Thanks to everyone who sent an incredibly nice message about him in response to all my posts over the years.
“He leaves a big hole in my sky.
“Thank you for your incredible support message. Thank you very much.
“I would like to thank @bowles_clive, Sandra Wiseman, and all the other great caregivers who have helped my father over the last seven years.”
TV cook Nigella Lawson was one of those who offered condolences, “Oh, David, I’m sorry. Send love.”
Fellow comedian Dara O’Brien said:
According to the NHS, Pick disease often manifests itself as a problem of loss of control, inappropriate and impulsive behavior, and speech.
Badiel’s documentary showed how he, along with his brother Iver, managed to stay home and take care of his father 24 hours a day.
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