Frank Carson was effectively broke when he died, it has been reported.
The Daily Mail said yesterday that the comedian had only around £8,000 to his name in the UK.
But, after his debts were paid off, his net assets were nil, said the paper.
However, Frank reportedly also had property in Spain, which is separately covered.
The 85-year-old had continued to perform in the years leading up to his death.
The comic legend had grown up in Belfast and was the son of a binman.
Frank worked as a plasterer and electrician before joining the Parachute Regiment.
He was posted to the Middle East for three years during the 1950s with the Army, ahead of switching trades again – to try his hand at comedy.
A firm favourite with Ulster audiences, funnyman Frank came to prominence after winning the ITV talent programme Opportunity Knocks.
A funeral Mass for Frank was held last March at Saint Patrick’s in Belfast.
Bishop Edward Daly said at the time: “Frank made millions of people smile and laugh.
“He brightened up their lives. He was a prime minister of fun.
“That was his mission in life.”