Wednesday 21 February 2018

He was my one in a million, says heartbroken girlfriend of DJ (22)

Ross Cummins, who was found dead on Saturday, with his girlfriend Niamh Murphy.
Ross Cummins, who was found dead on Saturday, with his girlfriend Niamh Murphy.

Fiona Ellis

THE girlfriend of young Dublin DJ Ross Cummins has paid tribute to him, calling him not only the love of her life but her "best friend".

Mr Cummins (22), from Ringsend, was found dead in a house in Dublin city centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He was found by friends at around 5.30am after a party in the Macken Street area, just off Pearse Street in the city.

Members of Dublin Fire Brigade attempted to resuscitate him but it was too late.

Friends had put Ross to bed during the night and it was when they went to wake him they found him dead.

Mr Cummins's girlfriend, Niamh Murphy, paid a moving tribute to him on Facebook which has since received hundreds of "likes" from friends and family.

"Today was the most devastating day I have ever had," she wrote following his death on Saturday.

"Words can't describe how broken and empty I feel. I lost not only the love of my life today, but my best friend."


The young DJ is understood to have taken part in the Neknomination trend, whereby young people engage in a type of chain letter on social media by recording themselves drinking an alcoholic drink.

They share this with other people – who may not even be known to them – and "nominate" another person to take part within 24 hours.

Mr Cummins, who regularly performed in clubs around Dublin, is believed to have been drinking spirits on the night before his death.

While there were some suggestions online that Ross had posted a Necknomination video on another date, others claimed that Ross had not engaged in the practice in the hours before he died.

Gardai are treating Ross's death as a tragedy and have spoken to some of the people who were at the party in an effort to find out what contributed to his death.

His family have declined to make any comment and asked for privacy.

His girlfriend, Ms Murphy, went on to say: "Ross was not only one in a million, he was my one in a million, and I really don't know how to be a person without him."

Gardai are now awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination.

Irish Independent

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