Shay Bradley, an Irish Defence Force veteran, passed away on October 8 following a long illness had the last laugh in saying his final goodbye.
Mourners who attended the Shay's funeral on Saturday in Kilmanagh, Leinster, couldn’t believe it when when they heard the deceased started speaking to them from his coffin.
As they watched his coffin being buried his voice could be heard shouting: 'Hello, hello. Let me out.'
As he knocked on the wood of the coffin Shay continued: 'Where the f*** am I? Let me out, let me out. It’s f - ing dark in here. Is that the priest I can hear. This is Is Shay I’m in the box. No in f - ing front of you. I’m dead.'
Shay then sings: 'Hello again hello, hello I just called to say goodbye.'
The video of the service has now gone viral and yesterday was shared by Irish Defense Forces veterans' news who said: 'It is with great sadness that I was informed of the passing of our Military Brother and Veteran Colleague Shay Bradley. On behalf of the members of the IDFVA I extend our sincerest condolences and prayers to Anne and family at this sad time. May Shay Rest in Peace.'
They later added: 'Was asked a question the other day, it was what's the difference between military humour and civilian humour it's simple it's black. This video should say it all. This is the funeral of Shay Bradley on the 12 of October 2019 and it says it all......'
Shay's daughter Andrea explained that the message was recorded before Shay passed and was put out via a speaker on the ground. She said on Twitter: 'He would love to know how many people he made laugh!!! He was an amazing character.'
Funeral in dublin yesterday he's alive pic.twitter.com/j18uFJ5aA4— Lfcgigiddy1122 (@lfcgigiddy1122) October 13, 2019