Stand-up comedian and writer Phil Jerrod has died.
His agents Off The Kerb say: "It is with deep sadness we have to announce the death of Phil Jerrod. Phil peacefully passed away at home after a battle with cancer, with his devoted wife Beck by his side.
"Phil's critically acclaimed stand-up and comedy writing meant he was incredibly respected by his peers, supporting and writing with many of his comedy heroes.
"Phil was a dear friend to us, an incredibly kind and talented man, who was taken far too soon. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him."
Born in 1979, Brighton-based Jerrod began his stand-up career in 2012. Awarded Best Debut Act at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2015, he went on to take three critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe: Neanderthal in 2015, Hypocrite in 2016 and Submerged in 2017.
Since 2018 he also hosted Crash Bang Wallop with Phil Lucas, a podcast about historical disasters. Lucas posted on the podcast's Twitter feed: "Phil was the most intelligent, talented, funny & decent person I could ever wish to have met and I'm missing him hugely."