Dublin man Shay Bradley, who died earlier this month at the age of 62 organised a prank with his grandson at his own funeral.
As the coffin was being lowered into the grave a pre recorded tape of Mr Bradley was played pretending that he had woke from the dead.
The video show mourners bursting into laughter as a voice was heard shouting, “Hello, hello? Can someone let me out? Hello? Let me out it’s f***** dark in here! Is that that priest I can hear? I can hear yous! Let me out!”
Jonathan Bradely said he and his Gradnfather thought of the joke in 2018 whilst he was suffering with cancer.
He said, “It was a collaboration between and me and my da over a year ago over lunch. We had a cup of tea and a sandwich and talked about a couple of different things he could do and we decided to record into my phone him pretending to wake up and be let out of the coffin,” he said.
“He was ill at the time, battling cancer, although he was getting better at that time, he was still in good spirits, but circumstances changed, and it began to take hold of him.
“He was always very jolly, always wanting to give people a laugh and bring them into good spirits.
“It was always good to be in his company, no matter what kind of form you were in, he could always make you feel better.”
He added, “Only my mother was aware of it, she laughed and I got consent to do it. We thought we’d better tell the grandkids just in case they got a fright, but everyone else was taken by surprise.
“This was his personality, people walked away from grave ready to celebrate his life, remembering him at his best.”
Irish grandfather Shay Bradley, who pulled a viral prank at his own funeral, has been described as the “warmest, jolliest person”
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The video was posted on social media and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times across the world.