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How did Rick Jones die? what was Fingerbobs star Rick Jones’ cause of death?


How did Rick Jones die? what was Fingerbobs star Rick Jones’ cause of death? Once again we are sharing the demised news of popular face of Television Industry. As per the sources, TV presenter Rick Jones who was widely known for his work on the BBC has recently passed away at the age of 84. His demise is a great loss for Television Industry and as soon as his demised news is shared with his fans and friends, they all started mourning his death and started pay tributes to the star. Rick Jones rose to fame in the 1970s after playing Yoffy on the children’s show Fingerbobs.

Rick Jones

Rick Jones’ cause of death?

Illustrator Garry Vaux wrote on Twitter after hearing his passing news “I am very sad to report that Rick Jones alias Yoffy from Fingerbobs has demised at the age of 84. I at the first interviewed him for my book a couple of years ago and after that, we stayed in touch. Rick was a vast creative spirit, a talented musician, and a lover of life. I will always miss him badly and he always remains immortal in my memories.”


One another fan wrote in order to pay his tribute “Every person of a certain age recalls “Yoffy lifts a finger and a tortoise head peeps out”. Rest In Peace to Fingerbobs Rick Jones.”

Another user wrote, “Gutted that Rick Jones has demised. My deep thoughts and sending love to his family. He has a special place in my heart. He was a part of my childhood.” One more person added “So sad to learn the passing news of Rick Jones. Very much played a big part in the lives of any children growing up in the United Kingdom in the 70s. A great musician and devout Arsenal fan. Rest In Peace Rick.”


Jones began his career in Television Industry on the BBC children’s show Play School, in which he sang and played the guitar. After that, he went on to star in Fingerbobs, which was first air in the year 1972, and watched Jones making finger puppets and making songs for children. He was also one of many presenters who took turns to present We Want To Sing. Jones also had success as a musician, fronting British country-rock band Meal Ticket.

Jones was born in the month of February 1937 in London Ontario. In his later years, Jones lived in the US in San Franciso with his wife Valerie. In the collaboration with Roger Penycate, he wrote a stage musical based on the songs and lyrics of Meal Ticket entitled “Laughing Daughter”.

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