He died whilst standing up to make a speech, just after the fourth series of Round the Horne was completed. A fifth series had been commissioned, but it was decided that the show could not continue without its star.
Since December 2002, editions of Round the Horne may be heard at 19:30 UK time (= GMT during the winter months) each Wednesday on the digital service called BBC 7.
Kenneth Horne Facts
|February 27, 1907
|Date of death
|February 14, 1969 (age 61)