Respect: A Felix Dexter Special, a tribute programme dedicated to British comedian and actor Felix Dexter aired on BBC Two last night; almost exactly a month after his death on 18 October, with many fans tuning in to remember the life and work of the 52-year-old.
The actor and comedian who became most known for his acting work in iconic 90s comedy show The Real McCoy, died last month after a three year battle with multiple myeloma – a cancer of the blood.
Many watched to see the friends and relatives of Felix remember and talk about the man himself, as well as showing clips from some of his funniest and most loved stints, expressing what a gem he was not only to British ethnic culture, but British culture as a whole.
Now let me watch back the #FelixDexter Rip show
— Abrantee (@DJAbrantee) November 18, 2013
The Felix Dexter tribute should have been longer. They should have shown us more sketches. Sum of em had me crying RIP Felix Dexter #Legend
— DEVILS ADVOCATE MARV (@MarvAbbey) November 17, 2013
This show on Felix Dexter is really touching. RIP Felix Dexter thank you BBC #RememberingFelix
— SnakeyMan (@ArnoldOceng) November 17, 2013
He REALLY was a TRUE comedian SO FUNNY may he be resting in ETERNAL peace #FelixDexterBBC2
— RosesGabor (@RosesGabor) November 17, 2013
On @BBCTwo there's a special tribute to comedian Felix Dexter. He knew how to make me laugh. I'll be watching that next.
— Angellica Bell (@angellicabell) November 17, 2013
With memories refreshed of the talent that was Felix, a petition was started on worldwide campaign website Change.org to get the BBC to release DVDs of The Real McCoy as since its ending in 1996, no repeats of the comedy series have been aired on any BBC channel and there are no existing articles to commemorate the show.
The show can still be caught on BBC iPlayer for anyone who missed or want to relive some of Felix’s best moments.