Wednesday 28 September 2016

Tributes as Leigh Arnold's brother 'taken far too soon'

Elaine McCahill

Published 23/10/2015 | 02:30

Leigh Arnold
Leigh Arnold
Leigh Arnold and son Hunter (3)
Leigh Arnold and son Hunter (3)
Nicky Arnold, brother of Leigh Arnold
Leigh Arnold

Family and friends have rallied around actress Leigh Arnold following the sudden death of her brother Nicholas, who was "taken far too soon".

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Nicholas (34) was found dead at his mother's home in Foxrock, Co Dublin, on Wednesday.

He is survived by his parents, David and Mo, his brother Simon, as well as sisters Leigh and Chloe.

Funeral details will be known after his remains are released to his grief-stricken family. The cause of his death is still unknown but is not believed to be suspicious.

Model Emily MacKeogh said she would always remember her good pal who was "taken far too soon".

"I'll cherish the memories I have with you when we were teens, you always had a big cheeky smile on your face any time I met you. Thinking of all your family and friends," she posted on her Facebook page.

Nicky Arnold, brother of Leigh Arnold
Nicky Arnold, brother of Leigh Arnold

Rosanna Davison said she was "shocked" to hear of his passing.

"I'm a good friend of his ex-girlfriend Laura Toogood, it's very sad. He was so young," she told the Herald.

Nicholas' sister Chloe expressed her grief online by changing her profile picture to one of her and her beloved brother.

Tragic

This is one of a number of tragedies for the Arnold family who are said to be "devastated" at his death.

Leigh (36) lost her two-week-old son Flynn in tragic cot death in May 2013 and her brother Simon and his former partner Helen Cody lost their son Ethan in July 2003.

The cause of Nicholas' death is still unknown as the family wait for post-mortem results.

He is survived by his parents David and Mo, his brother Simon as well as sisters Leigh and Chloe.

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