Thursday 18 January 2018

Tributes paid to Irishman killed in Africa

A YOUNG Irishman who was murdered in Mozambique had written a moving letter to his family just two hours before his death.

Hundreds yesterday paid tribute yesterday to William Deasy (32) who was beaten to death in the East African country on February 22 in a suspected car-jacking.

In a moving tribute to the young Corkman, Monsignor Aidan O'Driscoll, who knew William at his former Farranferris secondary school, hailed him as "generous, kind, caring, upright and honest".

The mourners at the Church of the Assumption in Blackpool were led yesterday by William's parents, Pat and Bina, and siblings Emma, Susan, David and Paul. Mr Deasy was beaten to death on February 22 when he was the apparent victim of a car-jacking.

Irish Independent

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