GLASGOW comedian Hamish Tennant has died aged 53.

It's understood the funnyman, dubbed the 'godfather of Glasgow comedy', passed away following a battle with several health problems.

In December last year, a crowdfunding page was set up to help the comedian as he awaited multiple operations, including transplant surgery.

The page said Hamish had been left unable to work and struggled to leave his flat.

Tributes have now been paid to the star, who leaves behind his son Ben.

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BBC Scotland favourite The Wee Man wrote: "Very saddened by the news that Hamish Tennant, a well loved figure on the Scottish comedy scene has passed away ... He was a lovely gent and I, like many, will miss him."

Impressionist Ray Fordyce shared a picture of a dessert and said: "This latest mocha choc swirl us dedicated to Hamish Tennant.

"He was always asking me for a slice of this fudge and I never did get any of it to him."

While Tony Fibbers added: "Had some sucky news last night about one of the nice guys from the comedy circuit. "Hamish Tennant, your tiny Trump hands will always make me buckle. You were a legend and will be sorely missed."