Fans Pay Tribute To Frank Carson
Beloved Northern Irish comedian Frank Carson's coffin has gone on display in his local church.
Hundreds of fans have visited St Kentigern's Roman Catholic Church in Blackpool, England to pay their respects to the funnyman, who was 85 years old when he lost his cancer battle on Wednesday (22Feb12).
A small private reception was held for his family before the coffin was put on public display in the church.
Carson is to be buried in his native Belfast on Saturday (04Mar12) at St Patrick's Church, where he married his wife Ruth 62 years ago.
His son Tony says, "We have to take him home (to Belfast). That's where he came from and that's where he gets the roots of his humour - that sort of Belfast dry wit, no respect for anything or everybody but respect at the same time."