TWEETS: Tributes pour in for beloved actor Frank Kelly who has died age 77
A wonderful actor.
Frank Kelly, who is best known for playing Father Jack in Father Ted, has died at the age of 77.
The news was confirmed this morning and there's been a real outpouring of emotion from people in Ireland and beyond for the actor.
Today also marks the 18th anniversary of the death of Father Ted actor Dermot Morgan.
Here are some of the best tributes to Frank Kelly.
Devastated to hear of the death of wonderful actor and gentleman Frank Kelly. A great loss. Today is Dermot Morgans anniversary.
— Shay Byrne (@shaybyrneradio) February 28, 2016
I know to all the world he's Fr. Jack but I will always associate him with Hall's Pictorial Weekly (because I'm old). RIP Frank Kelly
— Paul O'Brien (@WestCorkPaul) February 28, 2016
Sad news about the great Frank Kelly. R.I.P.
— Paul McLoone (@PMcLoone) February 28, 2016
RIP to Frank Kelly aka my comedy hero Father Jack Hackett. Sad day Ted. #FeckArseDrinkGirls
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) February 28, 2016
I'm sad to hear about Frank Kelly; I interviewed him recently for the podcast and he was an absolute gent.He is a legend of Irish comedy RIP
— joe rooney (@joerooney1) February 28, 2016
Sad news about Frank Kelly. I know Father Ted was the thing everyone knew him for. I worked with him on The Deal and he was such a great guy
— David Morrissey (@davemorrissey64) February 28, 2016
So sad to hear of Frank Kelly passing and on the anniversary of Dermot Morgans death. Fr Ted and Fr Jack reunited once again. Rip
— Stephanie Ashcroft (@StephMcAsh) February 28, 2016
Drink! Feck! Arse! RIP Father Jack aka actor Frank Kelly! #RIP
— Joseph Verney (@Verney21) February 28, 2016
RIP Frank Kelly. He could have been Pope.
— Lad who loves banter and craic (@LukeWalsh27) February 28, 2016
RIP Frank Kelly...On the anniversary of Dermot Morgan too..Frank so much more than Fr Jack..very talented much loved pic.twitter.com/Cr7N0kTAUn
— Father Ted (@Father_Ted_) February 28, 2016
— Georgia Sutcliffe (@geesutcliffex) February 28, 2016
RIP Frank Kelly. Only one thing to say really. #Feck
— Opus (@Opus4Veep) February 28, 2016
— seogem (@seoQ) February 28, 2016
Frank Kelly’s popped upstairs to go have a drink & a chat with Dermot. You gentlemen made so many of us laugh so much. Enjoy the craic! #RIP
— Julie Hull (@rivier) February 28, 2016
Just hearing from various sources that Frank Kelly has passed away. Terribly sad news. Thanks for everything, Frank.
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) February 28, 2016