Dead Man’s Final Prank Leaves Everyone Laughing
Irish man recorded himself calling for help, loved ones played it as his coffin was lowered
An Irish man with a sense of humor left behind a final prank for his friends and family: He made a recording before his death, and after his coffin was lowered into the ground, it started playing. “Hello?” he can be heard saying. “Let me out. It’s f—ing dark in here.” Soon, he was singing “Hello Again” by Neil Diamond. Many of the mourners can be seen laughing in video of the incident, which went viral after being posted to Reddit. Dublin Live identifies the man as father of four, grandfather of eight Shay Bradley.
A user identifying herself as Bradley’s daughter tweeted, “It was his [dying] wish that we played this at his funeral. What a man…. To make us all laugh when we were incredibly sad….. He was some man for one man…. Love you forever Poppabear #Shayslastlaugh.”
Here is a picture of the legend himself. My dad, Shay Bradley. It was his dieing wish that we played this at his funeral. What a man…. To make us all laugh when we were incredibly sad….. He was some man for one man…. Love you forever Poppabear #Shayslastlaugh pic.twitter.com/YkG2ecKAaL
— Andrea (@Andrea36496119) October 13, 2019
And a user identifying herself as his granddaughter tweeted, “My grandad wanted everyone leaving his funeral with a smile on his face and that’s exactly what he got, I’m so proud #shayslastlaugh.”
— Chloe Kiernan (@chloekiernan08) October 13, 2019
According to the Independent, Bradley’s daughter explained on social media that the recording was played through a speaker on the ground next to the gravesite.