Family, friends and former co-stars of beloved British actor Paul Shane paid their final respects at his funeral on Friday (31May13).

The variety performer and Tv star passed away at the age of 72 at a hospice in Rotherham, England earlier this month (May13) after a short illness.

Shane became a household name in Britain in the 1980s with his role as Ted Bovis in holiday camp-based sitcom Hi-de-Hi!, and several co-stars in the show - including Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc and Jeffrey Holland - joined his family and friends at the funeral in Rotherham on Friday.

The actor's loved ones also gave a nod to Shane's legendary sense of humour - his funeral cortege was accompanied by a display of flowers spelling out, "Bye-de-Bye".

Members of the public lined the streets and applauded as Shane's coffin was carried in to Rotherham Minster for the service.