Brendan Healy: Stars in Newcastle for funeral of comic

The funeral has taken place in Newcastle of the popular Geordie entertainer Brendan Healy.

A much-loved actor and comedian, Mr Healy lost his five-year battle with cancer last week.

A host of well-known faces gathered to pay their last respects, including Brian Johnson from ACDC, and fellow actors Tim Healy and Denise Welch.

After a service at St Robert's Church in Fenham, there was a celebration of Brendan's life at the Assembly Rooms in the centre of Newcastle.

Among the mourners paying a last tribute was the actor Kevin Whately.

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