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.
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.
Paul Shane loved to make people laugh. He was the perfect panto Dame - and in this clip from 2008, he spoke to Calendar ahead of his appearance in Jack and the Beanstalk at Barnsley.
Ricky Gervais has paid tribute to Paul Shane as an "old school Britcom hero" after the Hi-de-Hi! actor died aged 72:
Paul Shane, who has died aged 72, played butler Alf Stokes in the sitcom You Rang M'Lord?, which aired from 1990 to 1993.
Paul Shane played the part of Ted Bovis in the sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, which was set in a holiday camp and ran from 1980 to 1988.
His agent has told ITV News the 72-year-old died from a short illness. He was surrounded by his family at a hospice in Rotherham in South Yorkshire.
Paul Shane's agent, Linda Kremer, has told ITV News: "He lightened my life and I'll miss him enormously":
The actor Paul Shane, best known for his role in the sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, has died aged 72, his agent has said.