Brendan co-star and brother Eilish, 68, revealed that they managed to cross the Atlantic to say goodbye to their “second mom.”
Opening on the loss of their family, Eilish shared how his comedian brother had a last laugh with Fiona.
She told the Irish Mirror: “I had to stop a lot for me [recently].
“Unfortunately, my sister fell very ill and died in Canada on March 3.
“I was there with her for Christmas but we only managed to get out the day after her death. “
She added, “He was there to see her and made her talk, laugh and sing and I knew she was hanging on to him.
“They were very close, she was like a second mom. Absolutely. For her, I know it was her wish to see him and she did it and it was adorable. “
The Dublin native said it was a blessing that the tight-knit family finished filming All Round To Mrs Brown before Fiona’s devastating death because they were able to cry together.
The 68-year-old star added, “We had to stay there for a few weeks. And then we flew back here and actually went to the lockdown.
“None of this had happened when we took off, but we returned on March 16 and we were directly in solitary confinement because we had made a long distance flight and it has been the same since.
“So it was a blessing and I can’t wait to see the tour which will hopefully start in June, but who knows. “
She added: “I’m still in my head,” yes, June, everything will be over and we will return to normal “. “
And despite her loss and the frightening moments when she returned, the funny added that she felt very fortunate and comforted to be able to cheer up people in this time of crisis.
Eilish said, “Comedy tends to thrive at times like this, like during the last recession, comedy took off. “
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She added, “When people are back to the wall and they don’t know what the future holds, humor tends to be the only thing that lifts them up and gives them some rest.
“And thank God, I mean I have the privilege of participating in this. “
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