Edmund Payne died on the 1st July 1914 at Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, North London at the age of 50.  The news of his sad death was reported all around the world from New York to Australia.  The Daily Mirror devoted the whole front page to him, reporting his death and the headline read

'Death of "Teddy" Payne, the Famous Laughter Maker'

His funeral took place on Saturday 4th July, 1914 at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, North London.  A large crowd gathered to pay their respects to a much loved actor and comedian.  He was buried beside his first wife Emily.

grave of edmund & emily payne   

   The grave of Edmund

   & Emily Payne before

   the restoration by The

   Music Hall Guild




   Edmund's grave after

   the 'face lift'.  I am

   very grateful to Adrian

   Barry for making this








   Edmund's grave restored in for the 100th anniversary of

   his birth in 1864. 

   Once again a massive thank you to Adrian Barry and

   Matthew Neil from the Music Hall Guild of

   Great Britain and  America for their fantastic work.



Photo courtesy of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain 


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