Actor and comedian Brendan Grace has died, aged 68

Lawrence Kim
July 11, 2019

THE RECENT passing of comedian Brendan Grace has been met with "shock" from the locals of Killaloe, his adopted home for a number of years.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One's Morning Ireland was Tom Kelly, Brendan's booking agent for 27 years.

He spent four weeks in hospital as doctors tried to stabilise his condition. "He gave a performance every night that merited the applause he received". "He was a great family man, very close with them and he was adored by his fans all over the world".

'Please feel free to share your stories and memories and help us celebrate the life that Brendan lived to the full and the much joy he has brought to so many over the years'.

"His family are a great support to him at this hard time and respect for their privacy would be much appreciated".

In later years he divided his time between Ireland and the US.

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".

Grace got an early break in has career after being spotted performing by Frank Sinatra in Dublin, with the American superstar immediately asking him to support him in London.

Brendan Grace is survived by his wife Eileen, children and grandchildren.

He tweeted: "Woke up in Sweden to find out Brendan Grace has passed away, what a lovely, amusing genius of a man, I hate that he's gone".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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