Listen up lads cause I have got some sad news for you, Pat Laffan (aka Pat Mustard) has died.

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan confirmed the news last night, for many Father Ted fans (including myself) Pat will always be remembered for his beloved role as the milkman Pat Mustard.

Graham Linehan on Twitter

Just heard the sad news that Pat Laffan who played Pat Mustard in Father Ted has died. Rest in peace, Pat, a pleasure to work with you.

In the early 1970s Laffan returned to the Abbey after a stint in London where he became close friends with actor, Colm Meaney, which led to both men later starring in the hilarious film adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s book The Snapper.

Pat starred in many roles including a one episode stint in Speed 3, War Horse and Leap Year but he will be mainly be remembered by many for his role as milkman Pat Mustard in Father Ted.

No more hairy babies lads.