"I have to carry on as I know Barry would want me to".
Paul Chuckle has revealed that he’ll remain working in showbusiness after the death of beloved brother Barry.
Barry Chuckle’s death was announced on Sunday, after a secret battle with bone cancer.
In the wake of his death, a statement from Paul Chuckle thanked fans for their outpouring of support, and confirmed that Barry had hidden the illness from his closest family.
Now, he’s thanked fans for their support once more – confirming that he will “carry on” in comedy.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for all your messages they’ve been hard to read but I read every one”, the 70-year-old confirmed.
“It’s the worst feeling ever but I have to carry on as I know Barry would want me to having always been so supportive of each other in both work and our personal lives.”
The message marks Paul’s first direct message to fans, after his wife Sue previously addressed fans on Twitter.
“Paul has asked me to send a message to thank EVERYONE for your lovely messages this morning”, she wrote.
“He is absolutely devastated so unable to respond himself but your messages really do help and he knows Barry would so happy to know how much he was loved, Sue X”.
In the wake of Barry’s death, tributes flooded in from celebrity fans including Tinchy Stryder – who previously collaborated with the pair on the unlikeliest of charity singles.
Funny, Down to earth, super cool, talented, humble legend. Rest in peace Barry Chuckle!