‘Heartbroken’ Keith Duffy broke the news that his father Séan had passed away on Monday.
The Boyzone singer, 47, and son Jay, 25, penned a heartfelt tribute to their dad and grandad as they shared a flurry of photos.
Keith could be seen alongside Jay as they stood by Séan’s side in a number of images shared to Instagram.
Family: Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, 47, said he is ‘heartbroken’ over the death of his father as he pays tribute to the ‘courageous and brave warrior’ Séan in a joint message with his son, Jay
They penned: ‘Séan Duffy 1945 – 2022 . Words cannot describe how heartbroken we are to announce the passing of our father/grandfather Séan.
‘The most courageous and brave warrior we’ve ever known and probably will ever know. We already miss him so much. Keith&Jay. X.’
In another photo, Séan could be seen smiling as he dressed smartly in a charcoal suit and held a glass of wine.
Brave: Séan could be seen smiling as he dressed smartly in a charcoal suit and held a glass of wine in the heartfelt post
Tribute: The father and son penned: ‘Words cannot describe how heartbroken we are to announce the passing of our father/grandfather Séan’
Tributes flooded in for Séan as people added their messages of love and support in the comments section.
Keith’s bandmate Ronan Keating commented: ‘Sending all our love.’
As Brian McFadden added: ‘What a fighter! What a man!’
Shane Lynch added three hearts to the post as he sent his love to Keith and jay during the difficult time.
Memories: Tributes flooded in for Séan as people added their messages of love and support in the comments section as Ronan Keating, Brian McFadden and Shane Lynch gave support
The singer first spoke of his concerns for this father during the first UK lockdown in March 2020.
He added that he would regularly ignore his doctor’s advice and still go to work as he enjoys staying active but explained that he ‘hasn’t been well’
Keith told The Sun: ‘My dad is not well at the moment so he is having to mind himself but even though he’s not well, my dad would still get up and go to work.
‘Before the pandemic he was stuck at home for a few weeks and with the extra weeks of the pandemic he is starting to go stir crazy.
‘I think he is looking forward to getting out of the house and go for a walk, you know. He has been telling me for years he is 69 so I don’t think he’s telling me the truth any more. He’s definitely past 70.’
‘My dad is not well at the moment’: The singer spoke of his concerns for this father during the first UK lockdown in March 2020