A popular comedian has died weeks after he reportedly fell from a balcony at his High Wycombe home – leaving his family and fans devastated.

Paul Eastwood was a seasoned entertainer who had been making audiences laugh for more than 20 years.

He tragically passed away in the early hours of July 28. According to reports, he fell from a balcony at his home around three weeks ago.

It is believed that Paul lived with his wife and young son in the Wycombe Marsh area. His company Pie Entertainment Ltd is registered at an address there according to Companies House.

Paul has worked as a warm-up act for ITV television show Loose Women, has performed on cruise ships around the world and at venues up and down the country.

His wife Corea posted a heartbreaking tribute to her “rock” on social media. She wrote: “Words can’t even begin to describe the heartache I have at having to tell you that this morning at 4.45am heaven gained another angel a truly wonderful and fun daddy, a loved son, son in law, brother and brother-in-law, cherished friend and most importantly my rock, my life, my one, my funny man, my husband Paul Eastwood.

“Life feels so unfair, you were the glue that held our gang of three together and no matter what always protected us. I can’t believe you won’t be coming back through the door calling me your peanut and cuddling me, but I was cuddling you till the end darling as I said in our wedding vows that I would.

“I will continue to love you and ensure that our little boy knows that his dad was THE BEST in business and loved by so many especially those who have been on this horrible journey with me for the past month.

“I won’t ever let you down, I will make every day count and continue to run your business for you that you worked tirelessly to build.”

His friend and fellow comedian Danny Posthill said in tribute: “This man helped me so much, taught me so much we become great friends. I would call him every day asking him advice and he was always there. He was a brilliant comic who could pull one liners out from wherever he wanted to.

“Now he has sadly gone and I can’t believe this is real that I am writing this. I have my moments where I am up and down about it but as I am writing this I am breaking my heart. I will never forget you mate and I promise that I will always be there for Corea and Harry.”

Paul’s many fans up and down the country have also paid tribute to him. Inger Morris said: “He was a natural and knew it would be a good night with him as compère. Us and millions of others will miss his smile and wit. We are so very sorry for his family. This is awful.”

Liz Lovell said: “I am so sorry to see this - I only saw Paul in panto at Chesterfield once, but he was amazing and so funny. Sending my sincere condolences to his friends and family.”

Andrew Shave wrote: “Truly saddened to read this terrible news. Have been fortunate to see Paul perform several times over the years. An extremely funny man with great wit and timing. Whilst I didn’t know him personally he always seemed like a genuinely nice guy.”