Sunday, 28 February 2016

RIP Frank Kelly

Father Ted star Frank Kelly, famous for playing the irascible drunkard Father Jack in the Channel 4 sitcom, has passed away aged 77.

Kelly was diagnosed with Parkinsons last year and away from Father Ted was known for his roles in Emmerdale, The Deal, TaffinEvelyn, and Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie. In his native Ireland he made his name in shows such as Wanderly Wagon and Hall's Pictorial Weekly and, in 1984, hit the charts at number 8 in Ireland and number 26 in the UK respectively with The Twelve Days of Christmas - Christmas Countdown

Uncannily, his death today on the 28th February coincides with his Father Ted co-star Dermot Morgan's death 18 years ago to the day.