Brendan Grace: Irish comedian and Father Ted actor dies

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Irish comedian Brendan Grace has died during a age of 68 after a brief illness.

Born in Dublin, he began his career in party as a thespian though incited to comedy, apropos good famous for characters like Bottler and a Father of a Bride.

He was also an actor acclaimed for roles including Father Fintan Stack in a Channel 4 cult comedy Father Ted.

Irish President Michael D Higgins paid tribute, praising his “spontaneous wit and his clarity of timing”.

Mr Grace’s family pronounced he had been beholden for a support from fans given his illness was announced.

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Brendan Grace was from a Liberties in Dublin

His 1975 strain Combine Harvester was a series one strike in a Republic of Ireland.

In after years he divided his time between Ireland and a US.

He suffered ill health though continued to perform and had been due to debate Ireland this summer before being diagnosed with cancer.

‘One of a greatest’

President Higgins pronounced Mr Grace’s clarity of humour was drawn from and contributed to a “deep wellspring of Irish wit”.

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“His best-loved characters will endure, precisely since they are both recognizable and deputy of a practice lived and removed by Irish people of all ages,” he added.

Brendan O’Carroll, a creator and star of a comedy uncover Mrs Brown’s Boys, and a comedian Dara Ó Briain were among those who paid reverence to him on Twitter.

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Tom Kelly, Mr Grace’s manager for 27 years, described him as “one of a biggest entertainers of this era”.

“He gave a opening each night that deserved a acclaim he received,” he told Irish inhabitant broadcaster RTÉ.

“We can demeanour behind with honour on Brendan’s lifetime – he was a good family man, really tighten with them and he was precious by his fans all over a world.”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also paid reverence to Mr Grace on Twitter.

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