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Stars join Jacqui for brother's 'bucket list'

RTE star Jacqui Hurley has done the final part of her late brother Sean's 'bucket list', with the vow the motorcycle racer will never be forgotten.

Jacqui staged a special 'thousandaire' charity fundraiser in her brother's memory in Cork last night with a little help from friends including Ryan Tubridy, Ronan O'Gara, Olympians Rob and Marian Heffernan and 2fm stars Ruth Scott and Paddy McKenna.

Sean (25) died in a car accident on the Cork-Ballinhassig Road in November 2011.

He died just 48 hours after he had made out of a list of 'to do' things in life -- a 'bucket list' -- ranging from winning a world superbike title, completing a triathlon and becoming a millionaire.

Jacqui, her family and friends have vowed to fulfil all possible elements of Sean's bucket list -- and have run marathons, competed in a triathlon and even a duathlon in his memory.

The 'thousandaire' event is their way of interpreting Sean's millionaire wish by undertaking critical fundraising for Irish charities.

All the 'bucket list' events are now being used to raise cash for a charity long supported by both Sean and Jacqui -- the Centre for Cardiac Risk in Young Persons.

"Since Sean died we're been trying to complete all of the things on his list for him," Jacqui told the Herald.

Last night's event was supported by a galaxy of sports stars including Steven Gerrard, who donated a signed Liverpool jersey, Jose Maria Olazabal, who gave a Ryder Cup photo, and Robbie Keane, who contributed a signed Republic of Ireland jersey.

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