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7 reasons we miss Dermot Morgan

That money was just resting in his account.

TODAY, DERMOT MORGAN’S son Rob tweeted this touching nod to what would have been his dad’s 63rd birthday.

The comedian and Father Ted star died of a heart attack in 1998.

His legacy lives on in the continued popularity of Father Ted, as well as his work on the likes of Scrap Saturday and The Live Mike.

Dermot Morgan memorial Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Here we look back on just seven of the many reasons why he’s so missed:

1. Father Ted

Dermot Morgan’s most memorable role was of course as Father Ted Crilly, long-suffering parish priest of Craggy Island.

He had just finished filming his final scenes for Father Ted when he died, and he had said that he did not want to continue to play the character, because he didn’t want to be typecast.

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“They all have lovely bottoms”

2. Ted and Dougal

Was there ever a more perfect on-telly duo?

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3. His early work in The Live Mike

Morgan’s early comedy appearances saw him star alongside Mike Murphy in The Live Mike

Here he is as Father Trendy:

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Source: Caitlin ó Ceallacháin/YouTube

4. Tips on getting out of Ireland’s biggest lingerie department

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5. His Mike Murphy impression

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6. Scrap Saturday

Dermot Morgan’s Charlie Haughey impression was one of the crowning glories of Scrap Saturday, the radio comedy show which aired on RTÉ Radio One from 1989 to 1991.

Gerry Stembridge, Pauline McLynn and Owen Roe made up the rest of the Scrap Saturday team.

Source: RTÉ Republic of Comedy/YouTube

Source: RTÉ Republic of Comedy/YouTube

7. My Lovely Horse (even though it is performed by Neil Hannon and the Divine Comedy)

They really should sing this after the National Anthem and Ireland’s Call:

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Originally published on what would have been Dermot’s 60th birthday

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