We are deeply saddened to inform you Kids TV presenter, who was known for his work on the BBC, passed away in October 2021. Rick Jones’ cause of death has not been revealed.
In 1972, Jones became the host of Fingerbobs, another show for young children, in which he created characters from finger puppets made of paper. Rick also wrote and performed the English theme for the TV series The Aeronauts.
Rick was one of several entertainers who presented We Want To Sing, a musical variety series made by BBC Manchester. He also appeared in TV shows, including Watch and Play Away.
He had success as a musician, fronting the British country-rock band Meal Ticket. He featured in several songs, including “Last Port of Call,” “Snow,” and “Laughing Daughter.”
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While many fans are searching for Rick Jones’ cause of death, there isn’t any official detail surrounding his death cause. His family also has not released any statement surrounding his death cause at this time.
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The Canadian-born kid presenter was best known for his great work on BBC children’s television programs during the 1970s. In 2001, the star reunited with Meal Ticket for a one-off gig at a London pub.
He latterly lived in San Francisco, United States, with his longtime wife, Valerie. In collaboration with Roger Penycate, Jones wrote a stage musical based on the songs and lyrics of Meal Ticket entitled Laughing Daughter.
Illustrator and author Garry Vaux paid tribute to Jones and described him as a “huge creative spirit.” He tweeted: “I’m very sad to report that Rick Jones, aka Yoffy from Fingerbobs, has passed away aged 84.”
“I initially interviewed him for my book many years ago, and we stayed in touch. He was a huge creative spirit, a talented musician, and a lover of life. I shall miss him greatly,” Vaux added.
It is a difficult time forJones” family and friends. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the passing of the great star, and we ask you all to keep Rick, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.
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Reactions to Rick Jones’ Death
Shortly after the heartbreaking news of Rick Jones’ death was revealed, several fans and friends stated their condolences and paid poignant tributes to him.
Andy Donson tweeted: “One of my earliest and happiest memories is sitting crossed-legged with my mum in front of the coffee table with a pile cardboard and ping-pong balls making our very own Fingerbobs. RIP Rick Jones.”
One Twitter user remembered him as a “lovely and funny man.” The user wrote: “So sad to hear that Rick Jones has died. He was a unique and imaginative broadcaster who completely mesmerized me as a child,
“I had the privilege of conversing with him on Twitter over the last few years, and he was such a lovely and funny man. RIP, Rick,” the tribute reads.
“Every person of a certain age will remember.’ Yoffy lifts a finger, and a mouse is there’. Comforting voice from my childhood. RIP Rick Jones, aka Fingerbobs, and thank you,” Farzana Chaudry wrote.
“So sad to hear that Rick Jones has died. He was a unique and imaginative broadcaster who completely mesmerized me as a child. I had the privilege of conversing with him on Twitter over the last few years, and he was such a lovely and funny man. RIP, Rick,” Anne Marie said on Twitter.
One fan wrote: “That is sad news. Loved Fingerbobs as a kid. And discovered (fairly recently) he recorded the theme tune to another program I liked called Aeronauts. RIP. Thanks for the happiness.”