Gareth Richards died in a car accident on 27 March.

He was taken off life support due to severe brain injuries.

Comedian Jason Manford was devastated by the news of the 41-year-old's death.

Richard's wife thanked people for their support and kindness.

Gareth was well-loved and his death has caused a lot of grief for his family.

Richards had been a stand-up comedian since 2004, appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe and on BBC TV and radio.

Skinner broke down on air talking about Richards, as the show's team wanted to honor him.

Skinner described Richards as a "fantastic bloke" and booked him for the programme 14 years ago.

The Frank Skinner Show tweeted that they were "heartbroken" and will be releasing a podcast of Richards' best bits.