Musician Taidhg Burke was killed in a car accident in Bantry, Co. Cork on Sunday, exactly one week after his birthday.
The bass player for up and coming band The Calvinists, was killed in a car accident in Bantry, Co. Cork on Sunday morning and was later pronounced dead at Bantry General Hospital.
His mother Sandra has since issued a warning to all motorists, urging them to take caution on the roads.
He leaves behind his mother, his father Noel and sisters Niamh and Roisin.
His bandmates Mark de Zoaten, Frank Wieler and Darragh Coakley broke the news to their fans on their Facebook page earlier today.
"Dear Friends, We are deeply saddened to bring you the news that Taidhg Burke, our bass player, friend & brother has passed away from injuries he sustained in a car accident on Sunday morning," they wrote.
"This is obviously a very sad & difficult time for his family, the band and his friends. Taidhg was so loved by everyone who knew him. He was a fantastic songwriter, bass player, performer and friend."
The Burkes then issued an appeal to drivers, to wear their seatbelts and stay safe on the roads.
"His mother Sandie has asked us to send her love to you all and asked that everyone please please take a lesson from this tragedy, to stay safe on the roads, wear a seat belt and please try to make the right decision when driving at all times," the band wrote on Facebook.
"Taidhg's family & the band would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support in this extremely diffiult time. Taidhg will be in our hearts forever and words can't even express how much we will miss him."
He will be reposed at Mealagh Valley Community Hall, Ards, Bantry tomorrow and his requiem mass will be taking place on Thursday at noon in St Finbarr’s Church Bantry.