The Scottish actor and comedian famous John Sessions has died at the age of 67.
Alex Irwin, his agent at Markham, Froggatt & Irwin, said Sessions died at his range in London from heart disease after a career. He spanned film roles, including The Thatcher and, therefore, the Merchant of Venice.
Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, Sessions made his name on shows including the United Kingdom version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Therefore, the original likeness, on which he honed his impression skills.
He was a daily on the British comedy panel show circuit. He is shooting up on Have I Got News for You and QI.
Moreover, he is also working as starring in comedies like the cult hit Stella Street, during which he impersonated Keith Richards and Joe Pesci.
The BBC show QI was among people who paid tribute. “John Sessions was a panelist on QI’s first-ever episode: Series A, Episode One, ‘Adam’.
His incredible wit and encyclopedic knowledge played an enormous part within the show’s history and everybody at QI is deeply saddened to find out of his passing.”
To celebrate his work, QI tweeted a clip of him impersonating the late Alan Rickman:
John Sessions was a panellist on QI's first ever episode: Series A, Episode One, 'Adam'. His incredible wit and encyclopaedic knowledge played a huge part in the show's history and everyone at QI is deeply saddened to learn of his passing. pic.twitter.com/F1cxzcBRae
— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) November 3, 2020
He also appeared on Channel 4 Friday Night Dinner. Creator Robert Popper reflected on his memories of Sessions:
Just read that John Sessions has passed away. He was such a lovely, funny, gentle man, and a truly great comic actor with such depth.
— Robert Popper (@robertpopper) November 3, 2020
Fellow impressionist Rory Bremner added: “Jeez. Another one. John Sessions. Just the simplest, he’d blow everyone away on Whose Line together with his speed of thought & breadth of reference.
Utterly absorbed by Hollywood, its characters and stories, brilliant raconteur, genius mimic. A flash of brilliance just went out.”