Comedian and Strictly star Jason Wood dies aged 38

Wednesday February 24, 2010

Musical comedian Jason Wood - one of the contestants on the first series of Strictly Come Dancing - has passed away at the age of 38.

The star's agent says Jason died in his sleep on Saturday and there were no suspicious circumstances.

Jason was a regular performer at Edinburgh festival, and became known for his musical impersonations of stars ranging from Cher to Morrissey.

"We are devastated by the loss of our client Jason Wood," his management says.

"He was an inspiring and individual performer who believed that variety was the spice of life and whose wind ups were legendary.

"He was also a warm-hearted and caring man. We have lost a friend as well as a client and he will be truly missed."

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