Irish comedian Brendan Grace dies aged 68

11 Juillet, 2019, 18:20 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Comedian Brendan Grace has died

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 passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning surrounded by his family.

'Brendan's family wish to express their gratitude for the many messages of support and outpouring of love from his adoring and loyal fans.

Grace was first admitted to hospital back in June for suspected pneumonia.

It subsequently transpired that he was also suffering from lung cancer. He had been received treatment ever since.

In the UK, Grace was probably best known for his role as Fatherr Fintan Stack in the 1996 Father Ted episode New Jack City - in which he uttered the classic line: "I've had my fun and that's all that matters".

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His 1975 song Combine Harvester was a number one hit in the Republic of Ireland.

Grace is also familiar to United Kingdom comedy fans thanks to a memorable guest appearance on Father Ted.

Brendan owned the Brendan Grace Pub which was located on Main Street for several years, before closing for business in 2011.

Brendan O'Carroll, the creator and star of the comedy show Mrs Brown's Boys, was among those who paid tribute to him on Twitter.

His booking agent Tom Kelly told RTÉ Radio One: "Brendan Grace was one of the greatest entertainers of this era, no doubt about that. Rest peacefully Bottler you've earned it".

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