Published: Tue, October 15, 2019

A Dublin Grandfather Pranks Mourners At His Funeral With Voice Recording

A Dublin Grandfather Pranks Mourners At His Funeral With Voice Recording

His daughter Andrea revealed on social media that it was her dad's dying wish to make people laugh at his funeral, so he recorded the message when he knew he was on his way out. "I'm dead", Bradley's voice called out from the open grave.

An Irish grandfather has pranked his loved ones at his own funeral with a message from beyond the grave. Tears turned to shock, and then laughter, however, when they heard Bradley shout "Hello, hello - let me out!" after his casket was lowered into the ground.

After battling a long illness, Shay Bradley, an Irish Defense Force veteran, passed away on October 8, in the arms of his wife, Anne.

He adds: "Let me out". His family called him a prankster.

The family was delighted by Bradley's final prank. "Let me out. I'm in the box".


Shay's daughter shared video of the funeral on Facebook, captioning it, "My dad's dying wish, always the prankster, ya got them good Poopabead and gave us all a laugh just when we needed it! Is that the priest I can hear?" the recording continues, as the teary-eyed crowd roars with laughter.

The clip finishes with Mr Bradley singing lyrics from a Neil Diamond song: "Hello again... hello".

"What a man, to make us all laugh when we were incredibly sad", Andrea added on Twitter. Jonathan told the BBC his father had concocted the plan about a year ago.

"He wanted something special and for everyone to remember him as he was, so that everyone, especially my mother, did not leave the graveside sombre".

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