1998 – Death of one of TV’s best-loved comedy stars, Dermot Morgan, who played Father Ted in the hit Channel 4 show.

Death of comedian and actor Dermot Morgan aged 47 from a heart attack. Morgan was one of the most popular comedy actors on Irish and UK TV during the 1990s. His most successful work was in the wildly successful Father Ted series where he played a dysfunctional scheming priest Father Ted Crilly who lived on Craggy Island somewhere off the coast of Ireland. Morgan and the show itself won BAFTA awards for best comedy work.


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