'Northern Irish comedian Frank Carson best known for the catch phrases "It's a cracker" and "It's the way I tell 'em", has died aged 85.
Carson had suffered from poor health and his family said he passed away at his home in Blackpool, Lancashire.
The comic rose to fame in the 1960s after winning talent show Opportunity Knocks three times. He went on to appear in The Comedians and Tiswas.
Plans are being made for a funeral in his home town of Belfast.'
BBC News - Comic Frank Carson dies aged 85