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Boyzone’s Keith Duffy is heartbroken after the death of his father Sean as he shares an emotional tribute

Keith Duffy has said he is “heartbroken” over the death of his 76-year-old father, Sean Duffy.

The Boyzone singer, 47, announced his passing in a touching tribute to his late father on Instagram on Monday.

Sean, from Dublin, died peacefully at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown on January 8 with his wife, Pat, and three sons, including Keith, by his side.

In a joint social media post, Keith and his son Jay, 25, wrote a heartfelt tribute describing Sean as a “brave and brave warrior”.

They wrote: “Words cannot describe how heartbroken we are to announce the passing of our father/grandfather Sean.



Sean Duffy, from Dublin, died aged 76 on Saturday with his wife, Pat, and three sons, including Keith, by his side

“The bravest, bravest warrior we have ever known and probably will ever know. We miss him so much already.”

He was supported by fellow Boyzone members, Shane Lynch displaying three hearts and Ronan Keating writing, “Sending all our love.”

Former Westlife singer Brain McFadden added to the tributes, writing, “What a fighter! What a man!”

Sean’s funeral will be on Thursday.



Keith Duffy with his father Sean and son Jay
Keith Duffy (centre) with his father Sean (left) and son Jay (right)

An obituary on RIP.ie reads: “The passing of Sean Duffy (peacefully), surrounded by his loving wife and three sons, at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, Sean, beloved husband of Patricia (Pat) and dear father of Derek, Keith and John.

“Much missed by his loving wife, sons, sisters Carmel and Margaret, daughters-in-law Rose and Lisa, brothers-in-law, grandchildren Jordan, Mia, Ailbhe, Tadhg, Lily and Dylan, nieces, parents , neighbors and friends .

“Removal Thursday from Glasnevin Crematorium arriving for service at 2 p.m. Private house please.”

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