Wednesday 26 April 2017

Colin Farrell and brother Eamon 'heartbroken' over aunt's death

Irish actor Colin Farrell poses during a photocall for the film
Irish actor Colin Farrell poses during a photocall for the film "The Lobster" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

True Detective star Colin Farrell and his brother Eamon have said they are 'heartbroken' by the recent death of their aunt.

Dance teacher Eamon (43) yesterday posted a message to Facebook addressing the tragedy.

"Totally and utterly heartbroken.  RIP Aunty Liz," he wrote.  He also posted a pic of Liz with family members and said, "Ar dheis lamh De go raibh a anam dilis."

Colin (39) who is based in the US may return to Dublin for the funeral.

Colin and Eamon Farrell
Colin and Eamon Farrell

In happier news, last week it was revealed he will be best man for Eamon at Eamon's second wedding to husband of six years, Steven Mannion.

The ceremony is expected to take place at the Dublin Arts School The Factory at Christmas next year.

Road trip: Eamon Farrell and Steven Mannion
Road trip: Eamon Farrell and Steven Mannion

The couple originally married in Vancouver in Canada in 2009.

Speaking to recently, Eamon said, "Hopefully by then they will allow civil ceremonies in different venues in Ireland. I would hate to be in the registry offices."

Eamon and his partner Jill Doyle have run The National Performing Arts School at The Factory for decades but recently it has moved to The Lir Academy and "a couple of other places in Grand Canal Dock" until next year while the whole site is being developed.

"David Norris said he would be my Matron of Honour! The Honeymoon will be LA to spend time with my family," he added.

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