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Comedian Frank Carson dies aged 85

Published 24/02/2012

Very sad news. I heard him interviewed on The Nolan Show on Radio Ulster last year and had tears in my eyes listening to his incredibly optimistic outlook on both life and the possibility of the alternative. In the face of such a struggle ahead, he was still able to generate laughter. A huge loss indeed. RIP Frank.

Miss Culture

If you can come into the world and make that many people smile, then you can rest easy. RIP Frank.

Lost Chord

Frank integrated people through laughter.

Cassie Sylvester

A great comedian. One of Belfast's own. Thanks, Frank, for your humour. You were good craic.

Red Hand Lad

He was a cracker.


Very sorry Frank's gone, but he won't be forgotten. He brought a smile to so many faces - not only by his jokes but his kindness and generosity. He spent a lot of time and money on charities.


The world is a sadder place today now that Frank has gone. One of the great comedians has moved on to the final venue. Our loss is their gain. He made us laugh at ourselves and the world. He made me proud to be from Belfast. No one could tell them like Frank. He could make a telephone directory sound hilarious. The angels must be splitting their sides now they have Dave Allen and Frank Carson on the same bill.


Our small part of the world has just become slightly less funny with the loss of Frank. We will all miss him. I hope his family can take some comfort with the messages of condolences after their loss. RIP Frank.

Davy Barman

RIP to a funny man. I bet his last breath was a chuckle. He'll be missed. How do you thank a man for a million laughs?


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