Comedian Brendan Grace dies following short battle with lung cancer

Lawrence Kim
July 11, 2019

Irish comedian, Brendan Grace, has passed away following a short illness.

"So sad at the passing of a great comedy legend, husband and father #brendangrace 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", he wrote. "He gave a performance every night that merited the applause he received".

'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'. "He was a great family man, very close with them and he was adored by his fans all over the world".

Brendan had been in hospital in recent weeks receiving treatment for pneumonia, and was also receiving ongoing care and treatment for cancer.

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

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.

A popular stand-up comedian he was noted for his impressive and amusing array of characters, including the Bottler and the Father of the Bride which left Irish audiences in raptures down the years.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, and their four children.

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".

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