The Irish actor Pat Laffan has died.
He was best known for his roles as Georgie Burgess in The Snapper and the milkman Pat Mustard in Father Ted.
Ireland's National Theatre has paid tribute to Mr. Laffan.
His career started there in 1961.
Very sad to hear that Pat Laffan has passed away. His career at the Abbey started in 1961 and spanned five decades. He will be sorely missed. He is pictured (centre) in one of his earliest appearances here in The Enemy Within in 1962. pic.twitter.com/F1zOdtBK0E
— Abbey Theatre (@AbbeyTheatre) March 14, 2019
Irish actor Pat Laffan has passed away. Over the years, Pat was an incredible force in the Irish theatre community and was no stranger to the Gate throughout his prolific career as an actor and director. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/f9LGqDWRt1
— Gate Theatre (@GateTheatreDub) March 14, 2019
Laffan also played the unforgettable role of Pat Mustard in Father Ted.
He appeared in the season 3 episode "Speed 3".
Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan says he was a pleasure to work with:
Just heard the sad news that Pat Laffan who played Pat Mustard in Father Ted has died. Rest in peace, Pat, a pleasure to work with you. https://t.co/ej9ZnsPlv0
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) March 14, 2019