"He was surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny"
Following the death of night club mogul Peter Stringfellow, Scottish comedian Limmy has caused a stir after one of his infamous parody tributes made onto Sky News.
Limmy regularly posts the same fake anecdote upon the death of well-known figures. Like clockwork, Limmy reliably Tweeted this morning: “Had the pleasure of meeting Peter Stringfellow at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth, and VERY funny.”
However, it seems that researchers at Sky News weren’t in on the joke after Limmy’s Tweet made into their tribute segment on Stringfellow this morning:
Last year, Limmy came under fire after tricking his Twitter followers into believing that Simon Cowell had died after he fell down the stairs at his London home.
The TV comic, real name Brian Limond, posted a series of tweets that featured the ‘Breaking News’ template images used by Sky News and the BBC, alongside an announcement of Cowell’s apparent death.
“RT @SkyNews Source confirms Simon Cowell has died. More to follow”, one tweet from the controversial comic read.
It was confirmed this morning that Peter Stringfellow had died at the age of 77.
The so-called ‘King of Clubs’ built up a reputation in the nightclub industry over a number of decades after he opened a slew of venues across the world – including his eponymous “gentlemen’s club” in London’s Covent Garden.