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Joan Morecambe RIP

Eric Morecambe's widow Joan has died "peacefully" on her 97th birthday following a short illness, her family has announced.

She married the famed Lancashire comedian, known for his double act Morecambe and Wise alongside Ernie Wise, in Margate in 1952.

Joan was described as a "devoted wife" to Eric until his death 40 years ago in May 1984 at the age of 58.

The couple had three children - a daughter Gail and sons Gary and Steven.

Joan Morecambe and her husbands statue in Morecambe


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