When is Barry Chuckle’s funeral, where is Rotherham United’s New York stadium and how can fans pay tribute?

By | 10/08/2018

Last week it was revealed that Barry Elliott AKA the older of the legendary Chuckle Brothers passed away aged 73 after battling bone cancer.

He is survived by his younger brother Paul Elliot and older brothers Brian and Jimmy – here’s all you need to know about the funeral and how you can pay your respects as a fan.

 Barry Chuckle died at the weekend from bone cancer

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Barry Chuckle died at the weekend from bone cancer

When is Barry Chuckle’s funeral?

Barry’s family have released a statement outlining his funeral plans and saying there would be a celebration of his life at the New York Stadium in Rotherham, Yorkshire, on August 17.

The statement read: “As a family we would welcome fans to celebrate his life and pay their respects with us, outside of the New York stadium.

“There is an event for invited family and close friends which respectfully is private and by invite only.

“We are overwhelmed with the love and support we have received over the last few days, and thank everyone concerned.”

 Chuckle Brothers recently returned to screens on Channel Five

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Chuckle Brothers recently returned to screens on Channel Five

Where is Rotherham United’s New York Stadium?

The stadium is in the grounds of Rotherham United and opened  in July 2012.

It has a capacity of just over 12,000.

It is located on New York Way, Rotherham, S60 1AH.

How can fans pay tribute?

The football club has announced that there will be a minutes applause before Rotherham play Ispwich Town on Saturday.

Barry Chuckle was a life president of the club, along with his brother Paul.

On August 17 fans will be allowed to line the streets outside the stadium to pay their respects.

His brother Paul told the Sun Online: “We are all devastated.

“Barry had bone cancer which had spread to his lungs.

“He was ill for years but kept it hidden.

“We all knew about it, but kept it quiet, and all the family are really hurting right now.”

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