Comedian Des Bishop has paid tribute to his mother Eileen who has died.

The TV presenter and stand-up performer told his 30,000 followers that his mother had passed "the way she wanted, surrounded by her three sons."

"An amazing woman. Incredible mom. Tough lady. Funny right to the end. Dropped an F bomb in her last words. She went the way she wanted, surrounded by her 3 sons. She fought when it was worth fighting and let go when it wasn’t", he wrote on Instagram.

Referring to his sartorial choice in the family snap-shot, the loquacious New Yorker and one-time ended his post as follows:  "Yes I am wearing Z Cavariccis. You can be sad and embarrassed at the same time." 

Eileen Bishop had been diagnosed with lung cancer in the past, but had recovered. Des's father Michael died following a battle with the same illness in 2011.