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In Pictures: Funeral for Freud

Coffin on Sir Clement Freud

Politicians and a host of stars have celebrated the life of writer, broadcaster and bon viveur Sir Clement Freud at his funeral in London's Fleet Street on what would have been his 85th birthday.

Gordon Brown and David Steel

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Steel, seen here leaving the funeral service with the prime minister, was among those who paid their respects to Sir Clement, himself a former Liberal MP.

Stephen Fry

Broadcaster and actor Stephen Fry arrives at St Bride's Church to remember the man he described as benevolent and charming, who passed away at his London home on 15 April.

U2 singer Bono and wife Ali Hewson

U2 front man Bono arrives in trademark sunglasses with his wife Ali Hewson. The singer sat next to the prime minister for the service, which was at times filled with laughter.

Nicholas Parsons and Giles Brandreth

Actor and presenter Nicholas Parsons shares a joke with TV personality Giles Brandreth. Their friend was a brother of the painter Lucian Freud and the grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.

Graham Norton and Paul Merton

Graham Norton arrives with fellow comedian Paul Merton, who appeared with Sir Clement on BBC Radio 4's long-running show Just A Minute. Sir Clement was renowned for his lugubrious expression, mournful voice and wit.

Mel Smith

Comedian Mel Smith was also among the mourners. Sir Clement first became a household name in the 1960s and 70s, fronting television adverts for Minced Morsels dog food.

Elisabeth Murdoch and Lady Jill Freud

Media mogul Elisabeth Murdoch, who is married to Sir Clement's son - PR boss Matthew Freud - embraces Lady Jill Freud before the service. Sir Clement was knighted in 1987 and had five children.

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