Willie Rushton

Slightly bizarre:

There was also an odd postscript, that few people know of. Willie Rushton brought the ashes back to England in an Air France hold-all. "What have you got in that bag, Mr Rushton?" he was asked at Customs. "Tony Hancock," came the truthful reply.

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  1. If ever there were a contender for first prize in ‘truth stranger than fiction’, this one would be in the running.

    Having said that, the story of Spike Milligan turning up outside a theatre with a pistol, intent on killing Bill ‘Compo’ Owen, must go down in history as one of the more extreme audience reactions.

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