Joe Longthorne Bio, Wiki, Age, Death, Wife, Net Worth

Joe Longthorne
Joe Longthorne

Who is Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne Bio: He was a famous English singer and impersonator of Romani ethnicity. He performed on stage and television and released three platinum albums.

Joe Longthorne Biography

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Full name Joseph Patrick Longthorne MBE
Birth Date 31 May 1955
Birth Place Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
Death Date 3 August 2019
Age 64 years
Profession English singer
Wife James Moran
Parents Frederick Longthorne, Teresa Longthorne
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Joseph Patrick Longthorne MBE was born on 31 May 1955 and died on 3 August 2019. He has died at the age of 64.

He was born into a show business family, his parents both being traveling show people. Longthorne grew up in the Hessle Road area of Hull. He is known for its fishing community, and considered himself as a “Hessle Roader.”

Longthorne attended Villa Place Primary School, St Wilfred’s Primary School, and Sydney Smith High School.

When Longthorne was six, he came first in a talent show and his prize was a toy motor car.

At fourteen he landed a part in Yorkshire Television’s series Junior Showtime and remained with the show for over two years.

Joe Longthorne live performances

He embarked on a tour of Australia. When his television show finished, in the 1990s he began to focus on tours and live shows.

These were enormously popular, with his 1995 Blackpool show grossing £1.75million. During his tours, he would shun hotels in favor of a £78,000 caravan.

In 2006, Longthorne performed again at the London Palladium following leukemia. In 2010 he performed at the IndigO2 and joined Engelbert Humperdinck on a tour of Australia, Europe, and the USA.


Having used a private helicopter, expensive cars, £1000 suits, and a six-bedroom mansion in Stubbings, Maidenhead, Longthorne filed for bankruptcy in 1996, allegedly due to “financial mismanagement” following a change of management in 1994.

At the age of 39, he admitted, “I have hit a brick wall where I am unable to pay my debts.”

Joe Longthorne Wife and Children

Longthorne lived in Blackpool, Lancashire with his husband and manager, James Moran, who he had married in 1998.

Longthorne lived in Blackpool, Lancashire with his husband and manager, James Moran, who he had married in 1998.

Joe Longthorne Illness

He was diagnosed with chronic lymphatic lymphoma for which he received treatment. He continued to perform in spite of his illness.

However, in 2005 the lymphoma degenerated into leukemia, and he underwent a bone marrow transplant.

In 2014, Longthorne was found to have throat cancer but remained adamant in newspaper interviews that he would continue to perform after his operation.

Death Cause

Longthorne died on 3 August 2019 at the age of 64.