Noel Gallagher dedicates performance of Half The World Away to Caroline Aherne

by Virginia Benson Julio 11, 2016, 8:39
Noel Gallagher dedicates performance of Half The World Away to Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne died alone at her home because her family didn't know she'd taken a sudden turn for the worse.

"It was just so moving", concert-goer Aimee Breeden told the Mirror. She wasn't in a hospice.

"If I was in Manchester I'd go through my phone book, and Caroline would be the person I'd end up calling because she was just a very amusing girl".

Noel Gallagher paid a heartfelt tribute to his friend Caroline Aherne by dedicating his song Half The World Away to her during a show in the US.

Aherne, star and writer of The Royle Family and The Mrs Merton Show, had suffered from cancer, her publicist said.

She was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the retina, like her older brother Patrick before her, and the local Catholic church raised funds to send her to Lourdes in search of a miracle cure. She was eventually forced to quit the show to receive treatment earlier this year. "I must be very special because I have had it in my lungs and bladder as well".

The brother of Caroline Aherne has said his "heart is broken" following the comedian and actress' death from cancer. We can't even begin to explain how much The Royle Family shaped us growing up and how we still to this day quote the show when we're sprawled out on a couch with our respective families.

"I lost a lovely sister and the world has lost an awesome talent".

"I do think that in the last few years we've seen the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and that growing gap is reflected in all areas of society, even TV", he says.

Caroline, best known for her role as Mrs Merton, an outspoken elderly woman turned chat show host, passed away at her home in Greater Manchester, England on Saturday (02Jul16) after a battle with cancer. The Royle Family is one of the greatest British comedies. "Her extraordinary work will be cherished by future generations". I can never ever remember her complaining.

Alan Partridge comic Steve Coogan hailed his "incredibly funny" long-time friend, telling ITV News: "It was nearly like an honour to have her make fun of you because you couldn't help but laugh".


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