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Comedian Frank Carson dies aged 85

22 February 2012 Last updated at 21:04 GMT

Northern Irish comedian, Frank Carson - famous for his catchphrase: "It's the way I tell 'em" - has died at the age of 85.

His family said he died peacefully at his home in Blackpool and will be laid to rest in Belfast.

Mr Carson had an operation for stomach cancer in August 2011. He had success on shows The Good Old Days , Opportunity Knocks and The Comedians.

Maggie Taggart reports.