'Mrs Brown's Boys' star Brendan O'Carroll's sister dies after 'hanging on' for him

Brendan O'Carroll speaks at the "Mrs. Brown's Boys" panel during the Britbox TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Mrs Brown's Boys actors Brendan and Eilish O'Carroll's sister Fiona has died.

Eilish, who plays her brother's character's best friend Winnie McGoogan in the programme, has shared that their sibling passed away in Canada last month on 3 March.

In an interview with the Irish Mirror, the 68-year-old said while she had made it out to the country the day after their 'second mammy' Fiona's death, the Agnes Brown star had been able to be with her as he flew out from his Orlando home.

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The actor, who did not disclose her sister's cause of death, said: “He was there to see her and got her talking and laughing and singing and I knew she was hanging on for him.

Eilish O'Carroll has revealed her sister Fiona has died. (Photo by Artur Widak/PA Images via Getty Images)

“They were very close, she was like a second mammy. Very much so. For her I know it was her wish to see him and she did and that was lovely.”

She also divulged that as they had finished filming All Round To Mrs Brown's, the family were able to mourn Fiona’s death together before flying back home on 16 March and going into lockdown.

They are a tight-knit bunch, with the Mrs Brown's Boy cast made up of many of Brendan's family members.

The cast is set to undertake a live tour of the show in Ireland and the UK in June.

It is still scheduled to be taking place at present despite numerous events in the coming months being cancelled due to the coronavirus.