Floral tributes to Hi-de-Hi! star

Flowers spelt out the tribute "Bye-de-Bye" today at the funeral of actor and comedian Paul Shane. The actor died at the age of 72 following a short illness a fortnight ago.

Floral tributes to Hi-de-Hi! actor Paul Shane

Flowers spelt out the tribute 'Bye-de-Bye' today at the funeral of Hi-de-Hi! actor Paul Shane today. Hundreds of people applauded as the star's coffin was carried inside Rotherham Minster.

A floral tribute to Hi-de-Hi! actor Paul Shane. Credit: PA

Other well known faces from the hit 80s sitcom joined Shane's family behind the pallbearers, including Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland and Ruth Madoc.

Pollard said to the crowd: "Thanks for coming. He would have been so pleased."

There was further applause in Rotherham town centre after the cortege arrived this afternoon with a police escort.

Yellow and white flowers in the side window of the hearse spelt out "Bye-de-Bye" .

Shane died at the age of 72 following a short illness a fortnight ago.

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Agent: Paul Shane was 'a consummate professional'

Paul Shane's agent, Linda Kremer, has told ITV News: "He lightened my life and I'll miss him enormously":

Paul Shane was a consummate professional, a true gentleman, a good friend, and a joy to work with over the past 15 years.

He didn't suffer fools, always maintained his sense of humour, never stinted on the time he gave to his fans.

He lightened my life and I'll miss him enormously.