Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle has paid his own tribute to Sir Terry Wogan who died at the age of 77 - and Twitter users have hit back.
Remember, if I don't comment on a celebrity death, it's because I don't care.— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) January 31, 2016
The controversial comic said in an ironic tweet, "Remember, If I don't comment on a celebrity death, it's because I don't care."
But many Twitter users didn't quite get what he was saying - Boyle was commenting because he did care - and hit out:
@frankieboyle nobody will give a toss when you die.— Adam Woodford (@WoodfordAdam) January 31, 2016
@frankieboyle You have the right to your opinion but do you have to be so brutal? Anything for attention!— Frances Beckett (@Frannymummy) January 31, 2016
@frankieboyle you really are a despicable person. Sick in the head. If you've got nothing good to say then just shut up RIP @sirterrywogan— gillygems (@gillygems) January 31, 2016
The Scot took time to respond to the ones who did get it:
@dsw26 Yeah, that's the joke, well done, take the rest of the day off— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) January 31, 2016
Many of his followers even praised him for the joke:
@frankieboyle clever😉— Slugsy (@wakklepig) January 31, 2016
@frankieboyle well played sir.— Andrew Withecombe (@Andreww587) January 31, 2016
@frankieboyle genius 👍— Sid Senior (@sidsenior) January 31, 2016
@frankieboyle well played frankie...respect...and for those who don't get it...don't reply 😉— george webster (@dodeweb10) January 31, 2016
Boyle later acknowledge the fact some Twitter users did not get his joke by tweeting:
I've invented a font for Twitter so people can tell when you're joking (I haven't really)— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) January 31, 2016
It was announced yesterday that the veteran BBC broadcaster died after a short illness.
His family said in a statement: "Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer.
"He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time."