Father Ted star Brendan Grace dies aged 68

12 Juillet, 2019, 00:29 | Auteur: Christine Menetries

No, the song wasn't written by The Wurzels, who had a huge United Kingdom hit with it in 1976, but by Irish comedian Brendan Grace, who went to Number One in Ireland a year earlier with the rustic version of Melanie's Brand New Key.

He was 68-years-old.

Born in Dublin, divided his time between a home in West Palm Beach, Florida, and his pub in Killaloe, County Clare, the aptly named "Brendan Grace's Bar".

'Brendan passed away most peacefully at the Galway Clinic at 26 minutes past midnight, Thursday 11th July.

His family said that he died peacefully and was grateful for the outpouring of support from fans since the announcement of his illness.

'We have lost a very bright star.

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He added: "We can look back with pride on Brendan's lifetime".

Grace received the new that he had lung cancer while receiving hospital treatment for pneumonia.

He has had a number of health issues in recent years and suffered a stroke and complications from diabetes. It also led to gangrene and the loss of some of his toes. His character Bottler was a fan favourite, while his song "Combine Harvester", which was a hit in Ireland in 1975, went on to be covered by The Wurzels in 1976.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, and their four children.

The veteran entertainer and standup comedian played Father Fintan Stack in the popular Channel 4 comedy series about three priests.

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