Des Bishop's dad dies

Shows cancelled

Des Bishop has cancelled his tour until further notice after his father Michael died yesterday.

Bishop Sr, who has been battling lung cancer for more than a year, is the subject of the comedian’s current show My Dad Was Nearly James Bond.

The tour, which has been made into a documentary for RTE, is about how his father gave up a successful acting and modeling career to raise a family.

Bishop last week flew to New York to be with his father after his condition deteriorated, was flooded with messages of support on Twiiter.

He tweeted last night: ‘Thanks everyone. For my Dad to go out in a blaze of praise from Irish people in such numbers is the perfect end in his eyes. Beautiful.’

Ticket holders for his current Irish have been requested to contact venues directly for further information.

Michael – who was narrowly beaten to the 007 role by George Lazenby – appeared on stage with Des during his run at the Edinburgh Fringe last year

Published: 5 Feb 2011

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