THE father of Majella O'Donnell, right, who recently revealed her own battle with breast cancer, has died of a brain haemorrhage on the holiday island of Tenerife.
He had been in a critical condition since falling ill in his home on Sunday evening.
Mr Roche and his wife Marion ran a bar in Tenerife and it was there that their daughter Majella met her future husband in 1999.
Mr O'Donnell cancelled a string of UK tour dates after his father-in-law fell ill and last night news of Mr Roche's passing was posted on his website.
Mr Roche is survived by his wife Marion, daughters Josephine, Majella and Moira and his son Michael.