It has been exactly 27 long years since Benny Hill died in Teddington on April 20, 1992 at the age of 68. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation.
Today, fans of Benny Hill (The Benny Hill Show, ...) along with the rest of the world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Hill, a cultural icon
Born Alfred Hawthorne Hill in Southampton on January 21, 1924, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in British history. Hill was not just a great comedian, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 27 years since the tragic loss of Benny Hill and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Benny Hill is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Benny Hill.
Benny Hill career in pictures
- The Benny Hill Show (1951 - 1991)
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