WESTLIFE star Kian Egan’s father Kevin died peacefully at his home at the weekend following a year-long battle with cancer.
Kevin (Francis) Egan, a native of Maugheraboy, passed away surrounded by close family at his home at Scarden Court, Strandhill Road on Saturday night.
He had been receiving specialist medical treatment for cancer but his health took a turn for the worst last week and close family were called to his side.
Only two months ago the former ESB employee wrote a touching tribute to his son Kian which was read at his spectacular wedding to 26 year-old actress Jodi Albert in Barbados. He was too ill to travel to the ceremony but urged Kian, 29, to go ahead with the celebration and to “have the time of his life”.
Kian's mother Patricia was by Kevin’s side along with Kian's brothers Tom, Gavin, and Colm and sisters Marielle, Vivienne and Fenella.
The singer always maintained an extremely close bond with his dad over the years touring with Westlife. He regularly flew his parents over to concerts to spend time with them and he continued to live in Sligo as the band hit the big time.
Kian’s bandmates and band manager Louis Walsh have also rallied around to extend their sympathies.
Kevin Egan’s funeral mass was taking place today (Tuesday) at 12 noon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Burial follows in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo.
Source: Sligo Weekender