Paul Chuckle Makes Powerful Gesture For His Late Brother Barry
Paul Chuckle was seen blowing a kiss to the sky in tribute to his late brother Barry Chuckle as he cheered their beloved Rotherham United FC to a 1-0 victory today.
The poignant moment was caught on camera as the Chuckle Brothers star watched the game from the stands at the New York Stadium - less than a week before he will return for his brother's memorial service.
A big kiss to all the Tractor boys for this afternoons tribute to my beautiful brother Barry #ipswichtown #aplause #heartbreak xx
- Paul Chuckle (@PaulChuckle2) August 11, 2018
Paul, 70, headed to the match today to watch their team beat Ipswich Town in a bitter sweet victory.
According to The Sun, he seemed to be overcome with emotion during the game as he turned his face upwards and blew a kiss to the heavens.
FT' Millers 1 v 0 Ipswich.
To you, Barry. #rufc pic.twitter.com/ja9G09tqy1
- Rotherham United (@OfficialRUFC) August 11, 2018
On Friday August 17 fans of the much-loved comedian are invited to Rotherham United's New York stadium, South Yorkshire, to honour his life.
The family released a statement announcing their plans which explained: "As a family we would welcome fans to celebrate his life and pay their respects with us, outside of the New York stadium.
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"There is an event for invited family and close friends which respectfully is private and by invite only".
"We are overwhelmed with the love and support we have received over the last few days, and thank everyone concerned!"
Barry - whose real name was Barry Elliott - died last Sunday at the age of 73 after a battle with bone cancer.
His other brother, Jimmy Patton, 86, told the Sun that the family were 'devastated' and explained: "Barry had bone cancer which had spread to his lungs.
"He was ill for years, but kept it hidden. We knew about it, but kept it quiet, and all the family are really hurting right now."
Tributes poured in from the world of TV, sport and music following the announcement of the death.
Paul said in a statement: "I've not just lost my brother, I've lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend."
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