Gorden Kaye has been laid to rest

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 February 2017
Gorden Kaye

Gorden Kaye

Gorden Kaye's funeral took place on Friday (17.02.17) afternoon - almost one month after his death on January 23

Gorden Kaye's funeral took place on Friday (17.02.17) in Huddersfield.

The late 'Allo Allo!' star - who played the role of cafe owner Rene Artois in the World War Two sitcom - has been laid to rest in his home town today, almost one month after he passed away from dementia on January 23 aged 75 years old.

According to the Mirror Online, the service took place at St. Peter's Church this afternoon and was conducted by Reverend Canon Simon Moor.

It has been reported the popular song sang in Yorkshire 'On Ilkkla moor Baht'at' was to be played whilst Gorden's coffin was brought into the church, followed by a heartfelt eulogy from producer and friend Charles Garland and John Ratcliff.

Speaking about how the service will pan out, the Reverend said: "His producer and friend Charles Garland will give the eulogy and another friend John Ratcliff will give the valediction."

And the ceremony was set to end with the track from the "Hovis advert" playing as mourners left the site.

He explained: "St Peter's organist Stephen Smith will play 'Praise My Soul the King of Heaven' and there will be 'Going Home' from the Hovis advert and a medley of Gilbert and Sullivan songs."

And the funny man's co-star's, including Sue Hodge attended the ceremony to pay their respects to the star, as well as "30 members of his family".

He said: "I will be looking at Gorden's early life, his love of Yorkshire and his character. It's hard to know quite how many people will attend. There will be around 30 members of his family."

The guests then continued on to a local crematorium.

And Gorden's colleagues "miss him dearly" and vowed to give Gorden a "good farewell" when funeral plans were underway.

Speaking previously, Vicki Michelle - who played the role of Yvette Carte-Blanche in the popular series - said: "We will give him a good farewell, he was such a great man and we will miss him dearly."

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