In St Kitts News. It is with deep pain and sympathy that CaribDirect announces the untimely death of comic genius Felix Dexter.

The comedy stalwart who rose to fame on the Real McCoy died last night from a rare cancer which affects the bone marrow, Multiple Myeloma.

We’ve learnt that St Kitts born solicitor Felix fought this disease all his life until his passing now in his 50’s.

Facebook and Twitter have been buzzing all night with tributes  flowing in from colleagues, admirers, relatives, friends, associates and the general public who knew of his contribution to comedy.

His long time friend and colleague comedian Eddie Nestor said on Facebook, “I hope he can see and hear all the fitting and magnificent tributes.”

Felix, whose characters on the 1990s BBC series included Nigerian accountant Nathaniel was in talks with CaribDirect only a few weeks ago, to moderate the Caribbean Visibility Seminar at the Dominica High Commission on Thursday 5th December 2013.

Gone too soon everyone is saying about the man who starred in The Fast Show and Absolutely Fabulous and made history by being the first black comic to earn a regular slot at London’s Comedy Store.

Bill Bailey paid tribute to his “old friend” as a “brilliant comedian, a superb comic actor, a lovely man I fell priviledged to have known”.

David Baddiel tweeted: “Felix Dexter? Doesn’t seem possible. Very funny, very gentle, man: his death is a real loss to comedy.”

Matt Lucas said: “So sad to hear about Felix Dexter. A brilliant performer and on the few occasions I was lucky enough to meet him, a very nice man.” (Comments courtesy www.mirror.co.uk)