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Rodney Stephen Hull (13 August 1935 – 17 March 1999) was an English comedian. He was a popular entertainer on British television in the 1970s and 1980s. He is best known for his puppet Emu, a mute, very aggressive arm-length puppet modelled on the Australian flightless bird, the emu. With Emu, he appeared notably on Parkinson, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Royal Variety Show.

Hull was born on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. He lived in Australia between 1956 and 1971. He had six children.

On 17 March 1999, Hull died from a serious skull fracture and chest injuries. He climbed onto the roof of his bungalow, in Winchelsea, East Sussex, to correct his television aerial. He slipped from the roof and fell through the home's greenhouse. He was dead on arrival at a hospital in Hastings. He was 63. His death was ruled an accident.

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