By Kathryn Rogers
Westlife star Kian Egan will lay his 64-year-old dad Kevin to rest near his home today.
Kian's bandmates - Shane Filan, Mark Feehily and Nicky Byrne - will be among those paying their respects in the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Sligo at noon today.
Kevin will be brought to his final resting place at St.Patrick's Cemetery, Scarden, Co Sligo after the funeral.
Kian admitted to friends it is of some comfort to him that he was there for his dad in his final weeks.
"Westlife have been off for the past year and he was able to spend a lot of time with his dad that he might otherwise not been able to," said a pal.
"It's one thing that he's really greatful for."
Former electrician Kevin is also being mourned by his widow, Patricia, and Kian's sic siblings - Vivienne, Gavin, Fenella, Thomas, Marielle and Colm.
The granddad-of-12 died peacefully at home on Sunday morning after a year-long cancer battle.
He had been to unwell to travel to Barbados for the wedding of Kian to singer Jodi Albert in May.
Kian's old bandmate Brian McFadden revealed on Twitter yesterday his sadness at the deaths of Kevin and another close pal.
"Yesterday we lost two great people - our beautiful friend Liam and my friend's dad - all in one day. Why?" he tweeted.
Source: The Irish Star