TRIBUTES today flooded in for legendary comedian Frank Carson who has died at the age of 85.

The funnyman – who made the Fylde coast his home for many years – lost his battle with stomach cancer, his family confirmed.

Belfast-born Frank had been ill for some time and died at home in Blackpool surrounded by his family.

In a statement, they today described him as a “husband, father, Gaga and comedian” who had now “set off for his final gig”.

They added: “He went peacefully at his home in Blackpool surrounded by his greatest fans – his extended family. We will be taking him home to Belfast to lay him to rest and celebrate his joyful life.

“It’s quieter down here now. God help them up there!”