Comedian Brendan Grace has died aged 68, following a short illness.
A regular to Killarney Brendan Grace performed at The Gleneagle Hotel for over five decades.
Speaking to Killarney Outlook, Patrick O’Donoghue, MD of the Gleneagle Hotel Group said: “We are greatly saddened to learn of the passing of our great friend Brendan Grace. Brendan worked hard to bring happiness and laughter to generations of Gleneagle guests. We are eternally grateful to him for creating so many memories both in The Gleneagle Ballroom and the INEC over the past five decades. Our thoughts are with his wife Eileen, his family and his many friends at this time. “
Born in Dublin, Grace began his career in entertainment as a singer but later turned to comedy, becoming well-known for characters like Bottler and the Father of the Bride.
He divided his time between Ireland and the US and was due to tour Ireland this summer.
He was battling cancer and over the past four weeks had been receiving treatment for pneumonia.
Brendan Grace is survived by his wife Eileen, children and grandchildren.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.