Shane Philan reveals the sad news that his mother Peter died 10 months after his mother died.
The former Westlife star, 41, went on social media to announce his father’s pass and praised the care given to staff at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.
Mr. Philan, a father of seven, was well known in County Sligo where the family runs the popular Carlton Cafe.
Family: Shane Philan, 41, has confirmed the sad news that his father, Peter, has died 10 months after his mother and daughter died.
In a statement, Shane wrote: ‘I was heartbroken on Sunday, October 4th. I lost the most important man in my life, my father Peter.
‘He was my best friend, life direction and absolutely amazing dad. He was my hero.
‘He died peacefully in his sleep, in the wonderful care of the medical team at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Hawthorne Ward and my brother Peter.’
Shane added: ‘I can’t thank the staff at St Vincent’s Hospital enough, they all gave him this incredible care last year.
Tribute: The former Westlife star went on social media and confirmed the death of his father and praised the staff at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin for the care given to him.
‘I would like to thank all the Westlife fans and friends around the world for all your lovely messages during this very sad time. Due to all current restrictions and protections, his funeral will be private to the family.
‘For those who want to do something in his memory, you can make a small donation to CancerThree for other families in the future.
‘She was one of a kind and now she will be reunited in the love of 55 years of life, my mother-in-law. Always together. Thanks. Always love, Shane and family. ”
Shane’s father is survived by his seven children Finbar, Peter, Jovan, Liam, Dennis, Married and Shane.
Shane writes: ‘Yesterday, Sunday 4th October, broke my heart. I lost the most important person in my whole life, my father Peter
He added: ‘She was one of a kind and she will now be reunited with the love of 55 years of life, my mother. Always together. Thanks. Always love, Shane and family ‘
According to RIPA, Mr. Philan also has 22 grandchildren, his brother Tom, sister Margaret, his sons-in-law Michael, Rowan and Cathal, and his daughters-in-law Geraldine, Ciara, Patricia and Gillian.
Shane’s mother died last December, calling the singer “the saddest day of my life.”
Shane’s mother was the one who started Westlife’s career when she contacted family friend Louis Walsh and asked him to give the group a chance.
Louis had previously told the Irish Independent: ‘She knew my mother. Mai was originally a resident of Kiltimag and lived in Sligo.
Parents: Shane’s mother died in December last year, calling the singer “the saddest day of my life”.
‘Anyway, he yelled at me and said how good his son and group were and for some reason I trusted him.
‘Every mother says their son is brilliant. I trusted Mother Philan. I met them and had something about them. These were pretty much around the edge. “
Westlife was formed in 1998 after Shane, Kean Egan and Mark Fehili Sligo’s schoolmates.
After forming a band with other friends, Louis Walsh cut off some members of the original group, called Six As One, and auditioned for a replacement in Dublin.
Nicki Byrne and Brian McFadden joined the team and were able to execute a big record deal with BMG.
Brian later left the group in 2004 and the remaining four members continued until the split in 2012 and then reformed in 2018.
Career: Shane’s mother was the one who started Westlife’s career when she contacted family friend Louis Walsh and asked him to give the group a chance (pictured in December 2019).