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Thursday 14 December 2017

Tributes flood in for comic star Carson

TRIBUTES are flooding in for legendary comedian Frank Carson who died at the age of 85.

A host of stars have spoken about the comic who rose to fame in the 1960s.

Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes said: "The term legend is often overused -- but Frank Carson was a legend and we will never ever see his likes again.

"He was just a complete bundle of energy and at 85 he was still going and still cracking jokes."

The popular funny man, who dedicated much of his life to looking after his wife Ruth, lived in Balbriggan, north county Dublin, for almost 20 years and helped a number of charities in the area.

The family of Mr Carson were at the Belfast-born comic's bedside when he passed away at his Blackpool home, after a battle with stomach cancer.

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