Frank Kelly

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Frank Kelly
Born
Francis O'Kelly

(1938-12-28)28 December 1938
Died28 February 2016(2016-02-28) (aged 77)
OccupationActor
Years active1968–2016
Notable work
Father Ted (1995–1998)
Spouse(s)
Bairbre Neldon (m. 19642016)
(his death)
Children7
Parent(s)Charles E. Kelly (father)

Frank Kelly ( Francis O'Kelly; 28 December 1938 – 28 February 2016) was an Irish actor, singer and writer. He worked in television, radio, theatre, music, screenwriting and movies. He played Father Jack Hackett in the Channel Four sitcom Father Ted. He also played Dermont in Emmerdale.

Kelly died on 28 February 2016 from a heart attack. The heart attack was a complication of Parkinson's disease. He was 77.[1][2] He was recovering from bowel cancer and survived skin cancer.[3]

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  1. "Beloved actor Frank Kelly has died aged 77 ·". Thejournal.ie. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  2. "Father Jack Actor Frank Kelly Dies Aged 77". News.sky.com. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  3. "Acting great Frank Kelly dies aged 77 - RTÉ Ten". Rte.ie. Retrieved 28 February 2016.

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