Comedian Brendan Grace has passed away

Esequiel Farfan
Julio 12, 2019

The beloved comedian sadly passed away at the age of 68 in the early hours of this morning, following a short battle with lung cancer.

Grace has sold out at venues across the world, and was particularly popular in the United Kingdom and US where he lived.

It is his comic brilliance that the father of four will be best remembered, he created well-known characters such as Bottler and gave his unique take as The Father of the Bride.

The podcast also explores the common themes running through the anecdotes of those who knew Grace, which were his kindness and generosity.

We would also like to express our deep gratitude for the Nurses, doctors and staff at The Galway Clinic, who cared for Brendan with such loving dedication. Pat Reddan of Reddan's Pub was one of those to pay tribute to the late comedian.

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

"Rest peacefully Bottler you've earned it", O'Carroll said.

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In an interview in the documentary Brendan Grace: Funny Man he said: "I got diabetes, it was a bit of a blow to me".

Past year he was forced to cancel his regular summer tour after his diagnosis of lung cancer while in hospital being treated for pneumonia.

His fellow comedian and podcaster Jarlath Regan observes: "Brendan Grace was a force of nature capable of killing in any room. A larger than life character who brought smiles to many faces as an outstanding entertainer".

"He was a big star in Ireland when he appeared in Ted but you'd never have guessed it from working with him as he was always professional, courteous and patient with us".

President Michael D Higgins praised the entertainer's "spontaneous wit and his sense of timing".

"On behalf of all at the Theatre Royal Waterford, we offer sincerest condolences to Eileen, children and grandchildren".

He had earlier lost two toes to gangrene after being diagnosed with diabetes and suffered a stroke past year - but continued performing comedy live.

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