Father Ted star Brendan Grace has died aged 68 after being recognized with lung most cancers simply 10 days in the past.

Grace performed Father Fintan Stack within the cult TV comedy collection and was additionally a slapstick comedian.

His supervisor, Tom Kelly, mentioned he died shortly after midnight on Thursday surrounded by his household.

Eire’s president Michael D Higgins was amongst these paying tribute, saying it was a privilege to know him.

He added: “As a comic, Brendan’s spontaneous wit and his sense of timing, his apparent delighting in interplay together with his audiences, meant that Brendan’s sense of humour was drawing from, and itself a profound contribution to, the deep wellspring of Irish wit.”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted: “RIP Brendan Grace, an Irish comedy legend. You made us giggle so many instances, from Bottler to Father Ted and so many others. One of many greats. Our ideas are with Brendan’s family and friends.”

Mrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll mentioned: “So unhappy on the passing of an incredible comedy legend, husband and father Brendan Grace.

“He opened doorways for thus many people and leaves a legacy of affection and laughter that may echo via this land and we are going to all mourn his passing. Relaxation peacefully Bottler, you have earned it.”

Grace lived in America for a few years however returned dwelling to Dublin in early June, earlier than he was recognized first with pneumonia after which terminal most cancers.

He’s survived by his spouse, Eileen, and their 4 youngsters.

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