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Where Is Russ Abbot Now? Is He Still Alive- What Happened To Him?

After entertaining fans for almost six decades, Russ Abbot is lying back and living happily with his wife and four kids.

Russell Allan Roberts, better known as Russ Abbot, is an English musician, comedian, and actor.

Russ first rose to fame as the singer and drummer of the British comedy showband the Black Abbots. He added comedy and acting to his career portfolio with numerous television, film, and stage works.

Where Is Russ Abbot Now? He Is Alive- What Happened To Him?

Russ Abbot is alive and well. Born on September 16, 1947, Russ is aged 75.

Although there are not many updates about his recent days, we can see occasional posts on his Facebook page. Based on it, we can deduce that he is lying back and enjoying his retired life.

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Russ Abbott on his 74th birthday.
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The famed musician-actor married Patricia Simpson on January 28, 1966. The couple has been together for 56 years and has four children: three sons, Garry, Cristopher, and Richard, and a daughter Erika. 

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Garry is the eldest among the four. He followed his dad’s footsteps and formed his band, Alternative Colors.

In 2010, Russ opened up about his health in a MailOnline interview. He revealed that although he was pretty fit, his family had a bad health history. The men in his family have had heart problems, with both his brothers dying from fatal heart attacks. Russ’ dad died of a stroke aged 60 in 1972.

Although he tries not to worry about it, Russ stays careful and gets tests once or twice a year. His doctor would always say that he is pretty fit with the blood pressure of an athlete. However, he was prescribed a “daily statin” to keep his cholesterol in control.

Russ Abbot Career Overview: How Did He Start?

Russ Abbot was born in 1947 in Chester, Cheshire, England, UK. 

While at school, Russ dreamed of being a pop star drummer. Even though he was good at school, he once failed an exam, which made his Father lock his drums away. He told Russ that he would get them back after passing his exams. Fortunately for Russ, his mother had spare keys.

In 1963, Russ joined the Black Abbots, the local band founded by Robert Turner. The band released several singles and soon went big. 

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Russ Abbot was a member of the 60s band The Black Abbotts.
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During one of their concerts, Russ spotted a girl, Patricia, in the audience who would go on to be his wife. After the show, she approached the band members for autographs, which is how the two met.

The Black Abbots disbanded in 1980, and Russ formed a new group named The New Black Abbots. Furthermore, he launched himself as a solo comedian to great success as he won the TV Times Funniest Man on Television Award five different times.

From 1980 onward, Russ released some albums as a solo artist. The most successful among his singles was Atmosphere, which did well in the UK top 10, earning him a Silver Disc.

He has starred in television shows like The Comedians, Last, of the Summer WineSeptember SongMarried for Life, and Boomers. Besides, he has had shows like Russ Abbot’s Madhouse and The Russ Abbot Show.

Similarly, Russ’ theatre plays/ tours include My Fair LadyThe Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver!, and The Producers.

The British star turned professional in the 1960s and went solo in the 1980s. Fast forward to 2022, Russ Abbot’s net worth is $10 million.

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