One foot Yin the grave for Billy Connolly

COMEDIAN Billy Connolly is to front a TV documentary about death, in which he will discuss his diagnosis with prostate cancer and Parkinson’s disease last year and his own mortality.

The 71-year-old has vowed to tackle head-on the taboos surrounding death in a two-part ITV documentary, which reveals how he wants his remains to be “scattered to the wind”.

He travels around the United States and visits his home city of Glasgow to investigate what he describes as the “death industry”, writes Brian Ferguson in The Scotsman



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