One of the few performers who can genuinely be remembered as great, and one with strong connections to Kent most notably Deal.
I saw him at the Margate Winter Gardens, in the eighties, a great performance, a gifted musician, actor, brilliant at comedy but also more than capable as a straight actor.
In an age which celebrates cretinous footballers, vacant models, and talentless reality stars, the passing of a truly gifted hard working entertainer puts some perspective, on the trivial icons that populate our superficial media.
I remember seeing Norman Wisdom a couple of times in Cliftonville admittedly only briefly, in W H Smith's and the Northdown Rd but got the impression the he didn't exude or have that aura of self importance that some famous people seem to. Sadly the end of an era, I think.