Comedian Tony Knight dies in tragic accident at the age of 54


British comedian and “dog listener” Tony Knight has died in an accident at the age of 54, according to a GoFundMe page started by his partner's sister and a French newspaper. Le Tarn Libre,

Two large tree branches fell on Knight and others attending the Rock and Cars Festival in Lavaur, France, on June 7. Four other people were reportedly injured but survived.

According to the fundraiser, Knight was “only 54 and having the best time of his life. He was healthy, fit and happy and had it all. He was charismatic, funny, passionate and very much loved.” [his partner] Hayley, her family and her friends around the world.” That was just days after his annual holiday in France.

Tony Knight has died.

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As of July 5, people had donated $8,501 for Knight's funeral, medical bills and estate expenses. The writer said the situation is complicated because Knight is “an Englishman from Australia living in France.”

Writer Jo revealed that her sister Hayley had been in a relationship with Knight for 15 years. She wrote about him lovingly. She said he “loved comedy and even had his own show Mad dogs and an Englishman in all sorts of venues in Australia and overseas.”

He was about to take his work to the United Kingdom and run dog classes in Europe.

Tony Knight was also known for his comedy shows.

Tony Knight/Instagram


“Dogs were his passion, and he helped people around the world through his classes, whether in person, online, on radio and television, e-books, or other mediums,” Jo wrote. “He was greatly respected and admired. His method worked, and he loved helping people with dogs.”

He spent the last moments of his life with his loved ones.

“He had been living on our family farm near Beaufort for the past 4 years making his living there with Hayley and had proven to be a very accomplished person,” Jo wrote, “He just set his mind to something and he got it done! He was very happy.”


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