Pat Laffan, finest recognized for his position as promiscuous milkman Pat Mustard in Father Ted, has died on the age of 79.
The actor’s dying was confirmed by his brokers, the Lisa Richards Company, who described him as “one of many main stage actors of his era” in a press release posted on-line.
“It’s with great unhappiness that we right here on the Lisa Richards Company can verify Pat Laffan’s passing right this moment,” they confirmed.
‘Whereas Pat is maybe nonetheless finest remembered by Irish display screen audiences for his portrayal of Mr Burgess in Roddy Doyle’s movie The Snapper (1993) and as Pat Mustard the infamous milk man in Father Ted (Channel four, 1998), he had nearly 40 movie credit and 30 tv credit to his title.’
“We ship our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
The Irish star appeared in nearly 30 TV roles and 40 films – together with roles in Stanley Kubrick film Barry Lyndon, Z Automobiles, The Snapper and EastEnders.
However he was arguably finest recognized for his 1998 look as Father Ted’s Pat Mustard – a lothario milkman who catches the attention of Mrs Doyle and numerous different ladies throughout Craggy Island.
Paying tribute on Twitter, Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan wrote: “Simply heard the unhappy information that Pat Laffan who performed Pat Mustard in Father Ted has died. Relaxation in peace, Pat, a pleasure to work with you.”
Different tributes got here from Dublin’s Gate Theatre, which described Laffan as “an unimaginable power.”
“Irish actor Pat Laffan has handed away. Over time, Pat was an unimaginable power within the Irish theatre neighborhood and was no stranger to the Gate all through his prolific profession as an actor and director. Our ideas are together with his household and pals,” they wrote.
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