Spike Milligan

‘Money can’t buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.’

Spike Milligan 1918 – 2002

Spike Milligan was a famous Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright and actor famously known for writing the hit radio programme, ‘The Goon Show’.

‘I told you I was ill’.

The inscription ‘I told you I was ill’ is the famous epitaph of Spike Milligan.

He died in 2002 at the age of 83. He had once joked that he wanted this phrase to be on his headstone, but the local diocese did not approve of it in English. So he had to write it in Gaelic, which is ‘Duirt me leat go raibh me breoite’.

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