There were smiles and laughter as well as tears of sorrow at the funeral of funnyman Norman Collier today. Chris Kiddey reports.
Stars of TV and comedy turned out today to say farewell to Norman Collier, the Hull-born comedian who died earlier this month aged 87.
Comics and performers who knew and worked alongside Norman gathered at Welton Village Church this afternoon, all to pay their respects to a man considered to be a pioneering and unique name on the comedy circuit.
Friends and family will turn out for the funeral of Yorkshire comedian Norman Collier today. The 87-year-old passed away at his care home in Brough earlier this month.
He was a man who made audiences laugh for more than half a century - but last night one of Yorkshire's most famous comedians passed away.
Norman Collier, who was 87, died in a care home at Brough, near his home city of Hull where he lived all his life. He'd been suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
His family has paid tribute, saying "Even in his last few days with us, he was still making us laugh." David Hirst looks back at his remarkable career.
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Norman, from Hull, died yesterday.
Norman Collier's family have paid tribute to a "humble man".
Norman Collier, the comedian from Hull best known for his 'faulty microphone' routine, has died at the age of 87.
He died last night at a care home in the city after a six-year battle with Parkinson's Disease.
A star of the club circuit from the 60s to the 80s, Norman was also well known for his chicken impressions.