Jango Edwards has died aged 73 from cancer.
American clown and humorist Jango Edwards died on Friday August 4 in Barcelona the consequences of cancer at the age of 73, Agence France-Presse learned this Saturday from its French press officer.
Born in 1950 in Detroit, Stanley Ted Edwards discovered the clown in the 1970s. He began to perform in Europe and had a triumph in France where he starred at Le Splendid for nine months between 1987 and 1988. He is also known for his crazy appearances in the cult program of the French channel Canal+ Nulle Part Elsewhere, alongside Antoine de Caunes.
He is the founder of the movementnew clownand created in 2009 an institute dedicated to this practice in Barcelona, where he lived for a few years with his wife, Cristi Garbo. The mayor of the Catalan city Jaume Collboni paid tribute to him this Saturday on Twitter, renamed X, saluting “the master of clowns and this Barcelonan at heart“. “I am sure he will continue to illuminate the lives of the souls who accompany him“, he added.
Jango Edwards had just finished writing a book called “The Clown’s Bible“, according to his press officer, Claire Gontaud.