Tributes paid to performer best known for his work on TV shows including Whose Line Is It Anyway and QI
The actor and comedian John Sessions has died at the age of 67. Sessions, best known for appearing on television shows including Whose Line Is It Anyway, Have I Got News For You and QI, died following a heart attack at his home in south London.
Born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1953, Sessions trained at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada). He first gained acclaim with a series of live one-man comedy shows in the 80s, before becoming a panellist on the original radio version of Whose Line Is It Anyway alongside Stephen Fry. He later transferred to television with the programme. In 1989, he hosted his first one-man show for TV, titled John Sessions, and filmed at London’s Donmar Warehouse.