The Comedy Genius of John Sullivan
Producer of Only Fools and Horses, and long time collaborator of John Sullivan, Gareth Gwenlan writes:
At 1.15 yesterday I was in the company of many distinguished Actors including Sir David Jason and Nick Lyndhurst, writers, musicians, directors, TV executives, and scores of behind the camera programme making talent . We were all there to join the friends and family of John Sullivan and to celebrate the life and incredible talent of John, whose sudden and tragic death has left the world of television and millions of his loyal viewers impoverished.
There were many moving tributes to him as the warm caring family man who held his wife, children and grandchildren at the core of his life.
There were also glowing tributes to his distinguished professional career.
Those of us who had had the privilege and joy of working with him will always have our memories of John’s amazing writing talent.
One of John’s literary heroes was Charles Dickens and we all have the opportunity of reading his works but we are more fortunate living in the age of television where we will all be able to enjoy the fruits of John’s writing for many years to come.
If you would like to share your memories of John's shows, some of the memorable characters he created, or just what his work meant to you then please feel free to comment below.