A SOLDIER’S funeral erupted into laughter when a pre-recorded “help, let me out” message was played from his coffin.
Dozens of friends and family members who attended Irish Defence Force veteran Shay Bradley’s funeral on Saturday were in stitches when they heard his voice from the coffin.
He had recorded a short clip of him saying: “Help, let me out. Where the f*** am I? Let me out, let me out, it’s f***ing dark in here.
“Is that a priest I can hear? This is Shay, I’m in the box. No in f***ing front of you. I’m dead.”
The joker then sang: “Hello again hello, hello I just called to say good bye.”
Where the f*** am I? Let me out, let me out, it’s f***ing dark in here.
Mourners were laughing hysterically as Shay – who died on October 8 after battling a long illness – was lowered into his grave while saying his final farewell.
The clip, filmed in Kilmanagh, Leinster, has since gone viral after the Irish Defence Forces News shared the video.
They wrote: “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.”
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The group 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 added: “He would love to know how many people he made laugh!!! He was an amazing character.”