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Somerset circus star Gerry Cottle dies with coronavirus – BBC News

Cottle found fame with his touring circus and later bought Wookey Hole in Somerset.

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image captionGerry Cottle (centre), pictured in 1994, found fame in the 1970s with the touring Gerry Cottle Circus
Circus owner Gerry Cottle has died aged 75 after contracting coronavirus, his agent has said.
He found fame in the 1970s with his touring Gerry Cottle Circus and also presented the Moscow State Circus and Chinese State Circus in Britain.
His agent Mark Borkowski said he was “the last of the great circus showmen”.
Cottle, who died in hospital in Bath earlier in the week, retired from…

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