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Sunday 19 November 2017

Irish community in mourning after dad-of-two killed by drunk-driver while on holiday

Flowers laid at the scene where tragic dad-of-two Adrian O'Kane was killed
Flowers laid at the scene where tragic dad-of-two Adrian O'Kane was killed
Adrian O'Kane was killed at the scene
Flowers left at the scene for the dad-of-two
Dad-of-two Adrian O'Kane
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

An Irish community have been left devastated after a dad-of-two was killed while on a stag-do in Majorca, Spain over the weekend.

Adrian O'Kane (40), from Birmingham was killed when a driver under the influence of drugs and alcohol struck him on a zebra crossing on Sunday April 23.

Adrian, who was a large part of the Irish community in the UK, has two young daughters aged 12 and 15-years-old, who live in Co Dublin.

His mum was originally from Co Meath and his dad was from Co Derry.

Family friend Fiona O'Riordan told Independent.ie that Adrian's young daughters are "absolutely devastated".

"Adrian was very much loved in the Irish community in Birmingham. He was part of the local GAA and was very well liked."

Fiona said that attempts were made to resuscitate Adrian at the scene but he was pronounced dead.

"We're trying to raise some money to bring his body home. We've exceeded that in 24 hours so the money will also go towards his funeral expenses and to his two daughters."

Adrian's sister Leanne O'Kane thanked the community for their help.

"We are devastated by this, but so happy to see how much he was loved by his friends who have dug deep to help get him home."

The tragedy is the second to hit the family as Adrian's 12-year-old nephew is currently battling a rare form of leukemia.

"The family is trying to come to terms with both tragedies. It's a very traumatic time for them."

You can donate to the family here

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