Sunday 23 April 2017

Singer Enya in mourning at death of dad Leo Brennan

Leo Brennan, father of Enya and founding father of Clannad died on July 22 at 90.
Leo Brennan, father of Enya and founding father of Clannad died on July 22 at 90.
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Singer Enya is in mourning following the death of her musician father Leo Brennan at the age of 90.

He passed away at his home in Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal, yesterday surround by his family.

Enya and her siblings Moya, Pol and Ciaran Brennan, who became household names with Clannad, often credited their father for the role he played in their international success.

A post on Enya's Twitter account yesterday announced the sad news.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Enya's father, Mr Leo Brennan. Enya had the opportunity to be with her father during his last days. Leo died peacefully this morning at home, surrounded by his family.

"Our thoughts are with Enya at his time. Enya and her family request privacy during this time, as you will understand," the post read.

A former showband member, Mr Brennan's funeral will take place in Derrybeg tomorrow.

Irish Independent

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