“One of a kind…” Celebrity pals remember Karl Shiels as he’s laid to rest


A whole of famous faces have paid tribute to the late Karl Shiels, who was laid to rest today.

The Fair City star passed away very suddenly on Sunday night, aged 47.

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The funeral mass took place in Castleknock this morning, followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium.

Former colleagues and friends were among the many mourners who attended the funeral, and paid their respects to Karl afterwards.

Sharing a snap of the late actor, Johnny Ward wrote, “What a beautiful send-off. Will miss you my friend. You were one of a kind.”

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“Incredibly emotional send-off for a giant of Irish theatre and screen. A privilege to work with him and call him a pal. Will never forget you my friend. Onwards,” said Eric Lalor.

Rex Ryan also wrote, “Onwards…and upwards. My beautiful friend has gone to the sky. Safe travels brother bear.”

Our thoughts are with them all at this difficult time.

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