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14th Jan 2022

Boyzone reunite in support for Keith Duffy as he gives heartbreaking eulogy at dad’s funeral

Ellen Fitzpatrick


Boyzone has had a small reunion, showing support for bandmate Keith Duffy as they attended his late father’s funeral.

Supported by his close pals, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch both attended the funeral for Sean Duffy yesterday.

A heartbroken Keith announced his father’s death earlier this week, saying that his “hero” dad had sadly passed away at the age of 77 alongside his loved ones at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown.

Ronan arrived at the funeral, which was held at Glasnevin cemetery, alongside his wife Storm and daughter Missy, offering support for his bandmate.

Shane was also spotted arriving not long before Sean’s coffin was carried inside.

Storm and Missy were pictured outside the cemetery, both seen giving Keith a hug as he greeted friends and family on the day.

Other famous faces were also seen arriving to share their sorrow with the singer, including Brian Ormond.


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According to the Irish Sun, Keith gave the eulogy at the funeral, speaking about his “hero” dad who had beaten cancer four times before he passed.

Keith said: “It wasn’t a battle like before – he was overpowered. It wasn’t fair, the weights were on. He had three different opponents to fight at the same time – pneumonia, fibrosis and Covid but he didn’t give up.

“He fought that fight for five days… I watched the man I always considered a hero, I watched how he fought not just for himself but for us, to stay around for his grandchildren. He didn’t want to go anywhere.”

Keith announced his father’s death in a heartbreaking tribute on social media, writing: “Séan Duffy 1945 – 2022.

“Words cannot describe how heartbroken we are to announce the passing of our father/grandfather Séan. The most courageous and brave warrior we’ve ever known and probably will ever know.

“We already miss him so much. Keith and Jay. X”

The tribute was then shared by his 25 year old son Jay.