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30th May 2022

Amy Huberman’s father dies after battle with Parkinson’s


Amy Huberman‘s father Harold has sadly passed away at the age of 84 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The news was confirmed on Instagram as Brian O’Driscoll posted a tribute to his late father in law on his story.

The former Irish rugby player wrote: “RIP to my lovely father in law Harold.”

According to his page, Harold died on Friday in a nursing home, Our Lady’s Hospice Harold’s Cross, only four days after celebrating his 84th birthday after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

The post reads: “Predeceased by his brother Jack and favourite cousin Gerry (Maxin). He will be greatly missed by his adored grandchildren Sadie, Billy and Ted, his brother Alf, sister-in-law Thelma, son-in-law Brian, Mark’s partner Simone, nieces and nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.”

Amy has opened up about her father’s illness in the past, revealing how difficult it had been during each of the lockdowns in particular.

She said while appearing on Doireann Garrihy’s The Laughs of your Life podcast in March: “I just wanted to break in. If it was just Dad, we nearly would have taken the risk, because how much time does anybody have?

“But… I also didn’t want to kill everyone else in the nursing home.”