Joe Longthorne meets fans at his 60th birthday party at Viva Blackpool.

Joe Longthorne: A look back at long career of veteran Blackpool entertainer

Veteran entertainer Joe Longthorne has died, aged 64, in his husband's arms at their Blackpool home

Here we take a look back on his career through photos taken from the archives. Read tributes to Joe here.

A 1987 photo of Joe Longthorne
A 1987 photo of Joe Longthorne
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Joe Longthorne in 1989, promoting his album Especially For You in Preston
Joe Longthorne in 1989, promoting his album Especially For You in Preston
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Joe Longthorne switching on the Cleveleys Christmas lights in 2004.
Joe Longthorne switching on the Cleveleys Christmas lights in 2004.
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A 2004 image of Joe undergoing treatment at the Macmillan Unit in Manchester
A 2004 image of Joe undergoing treatment at the Macmillan Unit in Manchester
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