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.

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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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