Comedian killed by tree branch in freak accident

LAVAUR, FRANCE – Tony Knight, a well-known British comedian, suffered a fatal accident at the Rock&Cars festival in Lavaur, France. Knight, 54, was struck and killed by a large tree branch on June 7th, as confirmed by a GoFundMe page set up by his relatives.

Knight was on his way south of France to meet his friends and family and enjoy his “annual return” when the unfortunate accident occurred. He had been at the festival with his friend, Pascall, and, sadly, did not make it home.

Relatives have paid tribute to the charismatic and passionate comedian, describing him as “fit, healthy, happy.” He was greatly loved by his partner, Haley, his family, and friends around the globe.

A French media report confirmed that the accident took place in good weather conditions, despite no wind or storm, with two branches falling from a large tree leading to Knight’s fatality and injuring four others at the festival.

Many witnesses shared their shock and disbelief of the unfortunate accident. Some revealed they were sitting at the accident site minutes before the tragedy.

In addition to his talent as a comedian, Knight was also recognized for his love for dogs and his contribution to behavioural training for problem dogs. Known for his frequent TV and radio appearances and his planned stand-up show “Mad Dogs and an Englishman”, Knight had performances scheduled in Australia and the U.K.

His tragic death has left his family “beyond devastated”, struggling to comprehend the freak accident that abruptly ended his life.