BONO was among those comforting fellow U2 member the Edge yesterday following the death of his mother.
The rocker and his wife Ali Hewson met the U2 guitarist in Dublin's Dylan Hotel. The grieving Edge was seen entering the hotel, off Baggot Street, carrying a Bible, from which it is believed he was selecting scriptures for his mother's funeral service, which is due to take place later this week.
However, a U2 spokeswoman last night told the Irish Independent the service would be "an entirely private affair".
Gwenda Evans died on Monday after a short illness.
Born in Wales, Mrs Evans and her husband Garvin came to Ireland in the 1960s when Mr Evans, working with Plessey, transferred from London to run their Dublin factory in Swords.
The couple, who sang in the local choir, had been early supporters of U2.
Mrs Evans, a former primary school teacher, was in her late 70s. She is survived by her husband Garvin and children Dave (the Edge), Jill and Richard and grandchildren.