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19th May 2019

The Voice star Andrew Mann passes away months after former partner, model Alli McDonnell

The couple had one child together.

Anna O'Rourke

Singer-songwriter and former The Voice of Ireland contestant Andrew Mann has died.

Andrew passed away yesterday, months after the death of his former girlfriend, model Alli MacDonnell.

The couple shared a daughter; two-year-old Siena Rose.

Andrew rose to fame after he appeared on the second series of The Voice of Ireland in 2013.

He was also a finalist in the 2012 Irish Eurosong competition with his song ‘Be Mine’.

Tributes have been paid to Andrew online today.

“He was a gentle, positive person and I loved being around him,” Keywest singer Andy Kavanagh posted.

“This has definitely hit me very hard. If you have a minute go watch him sing.”

Food writer Oliver McCabe said that he was”deeply shocked and saddened” by the news of his friend’s death.

Alli MacDonnell

Andrew’s ex-parter Alli was found dead in February.

A post-mortem found that she had died by suicide.

Model Alli MacDonnell shared post about online bullying before her death

The 37-year-old model from Rathfarnham was represented by the Andrea Roche agency.

As well as Siena, she was survived by three children – nine-year-old Harry, 15-year-old Sara and 17-year-old Alex.

Shortly before her death, Alli said online that she had been the victim of online bullying.

Speaking at her funeral mass, Alli’s brother Michael remembered her as “caring and generous”.

“Alli was a wonderful person. She was kind and caring, generous to a fault.

“She was the glue that held our family together on spontaneous family gatherings.”