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'This Is Spinal Tap' Actor Tony Hendra Dies At 79

British actor, writer and comedian Tony Hendra, who is best known for his role in This Is Spinal Tap, has passed away at age 79. Hendra's widow, Carla Meisner, confirmed his death Monday to the New York Times, noting that Tony was diagnosed with ALS — also know as Lou Gehrig's disease — in 2019.
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Tony Hendra, many-sided satirist best known as the rock manager in This is Spinal Tap – obituary

Tony Hendra, who has died aged 79, was one of the most brilliant satirists of the post-war period. He formed the link between the Cambridge Footlights team, in which he collaborated with John Cleese and Graham Chapman, and American institutions such as the satirical magazine National Lampoon and the NBC show Saturday Night Live where he was instrumental in launching the careers of John Belushi and Chevy Chase.
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Tony Hendra, 'This is Spinal Tap' actor, dead at 79

British satirist Tony Hendra, who starred in "This is Spinal Tap" as Ian Faith, has died. He was 79. Hendra, who also was a former editor of National Lampoon and Spy magazines, died Thursday in Yonkers, N.Y., his wife, Carla Hendra, confirmed. Hendra's cause of death was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,...

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Tony Hendra, 'This is Spinal Tap' Star and National Lampoon Alum, Dead at 79

Tony Hendra, the British humorist best known as Spinal Tap's manager in the cult mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, died at his home in Yonkers, New York, his wife told The New York Times. Hendra died on Thursday at 79. His wife, Carla Hendra, said the cause was amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gherig's disease. Hendra was diagnosed with the disease in 2019.

This Is Spinal Tap Actor Tony Hendra Dies At 79

This Is Spinal Tap actor Tony Hendra has died at the age of 79. The news about the former National Lampoon editor was delivered by his wife to the New York Times. Cambridge University Footlights is where the comedian got his start in 1961 and 1962. Hendra appeared alongside John Cleese and Graham Chapman in some of those shows. But, in 1964 he made the choice to move to the United States and make a go of it here. A dynamite appearance on the Ed Sullivan show led to his star rising and encountered some bumps in the road on the way to Lampoon. His stint at the magazine would see him begin a new period of popularity for the publication. He helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Chevy Chase, and Christopher Guest. Carla Hendra wrote to the Times about the satirist and talked about how happy he was to find a home in America.

Tony Hendra, Who Played Bumbling ‘Spinal Tap’ Manager, Dies

Tony Hendra, who played the bumbling manager to the rock band Spinal Tap in Rob Reiner’s 1984 “mockumentary” This Is Spinal Tap, died yesterday (March 4, 2021), in Yonkers, NY. The actor, whose wide ranging career also included serving as managing editor at the magazine, National Lampoon, died from ALS. He was 79.