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Brendan Grace death: Father Ted actor and comedian dies following battle with lung cancer

Father Ted actor Brendan Grace has died aged 68 after it emerged he was battling lung cancer.

The actor’s family said he died peacefully and was very grateful for the support he received from fans all over the world after his illness was announced. 

Mrs Brown’s Boys creator and star Brendan O’Carroll was among those paying tribute to  Brendan on Twitter, saying: “He opened doors for so many of us and leaves a legacy of love and laughter that will echo through this land and we will all mourn his passing.”

It emerged earlier this month that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer while being treated for pneumonia.

He appeared as the jungle-music loving, rude Father Stack in the ninth episode of Father Ted’s second series in 1996.

He had four children with his wife, and three grandchildren.

Speaking last year in the RTE documentary Brendan Grace: Funny Man, the comic revealed that he had experienced some major health struggles in recent years, including a stroke and gangrene caused by diabetes, which he described as “a bit of a blow.”


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