Ernie Wise’s Death – Cause and Date

The comedian Ernie Wise died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered for his decades-long collaboration with fellow English comedian Eric Morecambe, he was associated with several popular comedy programs on the ATV, BBC, and ITV networks. He and Morecambe were particularly adored among British audiences for their Christmas comedy specials.

He and his four siblings grew up in Leeds, England. His more than four-decade marriage to dancer Doreen Blythe produced no children.

Ernie Wise died from heart failure and a chest infection at the Nuffield Hospital, Wexham, near Slough, on the morning of 21 March 1999.



Things really began to move for us. In 1953 I could afford to marry Doreen.


We became Morris and Morecambe. This partnership did not last long, however.


I met my wife, Doreen, who was a dancer in the show.


We took the whole thing far too seriously. After all, those were early days in television.


In 1958, we decided to go to Australia. We were there for six months, and all the shows went well.