Tribute to legend Duggie

Tributes have been paid to former entertainer and theatre producer Duggie Chapman following his death this weekend at the age of 81.

Sunday, 2nd April 2017, 4:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:23 pm
Duggie Chapman

Duggie, who was based in Blackpool’s South Shore, produced stage shows for more than 50 years and made more than 100 appearances on the BBC.

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He was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to light entertainment.

Comedian Phil Walker said he was “one of the legends of entertainment”, while a spokesman for Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion, where Duggie regularly staged popular nostalgia shows, said: “We are very sad to hear of the passing of our great friend and passionate theatre maker, Duggie Chapman.

“He will be sorely missed by all.”