Brendan Grace Dies Aged 68 After Battle With Lung Cancer

Elaine Stenson
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Comedian Brendan Grace has died aged 68, his representative has confirmed.

The 68-year-old had previously cancelled a number of tour dates in July and August after he was hospitalised with pneumonia.

A spokesperson said it was later discovered he was also suffering from lung cancer.

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Grace has been touring the UK and Irish comedy circuits for several decades. In addition to his standup, Grace also attracted a large following as a result of his role as malevolent priest Fr Fintan Stack in the Father Ted series.