Shane Phelan has revealed the sad news of the death of his father, Peter, 10 months after the death of his mother, May.
The former Westlife star, 41, has taken to social media to announce his father’s death and praise workers at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin for the care they have given him.
Mr. Phelan, father of seven children, was known in County Sligo where the family ran the famous Carlton Café.
Family: Shane Phelan, 41, confirmed the sad news of the death of his father, Peter, 10 months after the death of his mother, Mai.
Sheen wrote in a statement: “ Yesterday Sunday 4th October my heart broke. I lost the most important man in my entire life, my father, Peter.
He was my best friend, my lifelong guide and an incredibly amazing father. He was my hero.
“He died peacefully in his sleep in the amazing care of the medical team at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Hawthorne Ward and my brother Peter.”
Sheen added, “ I cannot thank the staff at St Vincent’s Hospital enough, for the wonderful care they have provided him over the past year.
Honorable Mention: The former Westlife star has taken to social media, confirmed his father’s death and praised staff at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin for his care
I would also like to thank all Westlife fans and friends around the world for all your kind, sweet messages at this very sad time. His funeral will be private for the family due to all the current restrictions and safety.
For those who want to do something on their memory, you can make a small donation to cancertrials.ie for other families in the future.
He was unique and will now be reunited with the love of his 55-year-old life, Mom May. together forever. Thank you so much. Always loved, Shane and family.
Shane’s father survived his seven children Finbarr, Peter, Yvonne, William, Denise, Myriad, and Shane.
Shane wrote: Yesterday Sunday 4 October, my heart broke. I lost the most important man in my entire life, my father Peter ‘
He added, “ He was unique and will now be reunited with the love of his 55-year-old life, Mom May. together forever. Thank you so much. Always love, Shane and family
According to Rip.ie, Mr. Phelan is also escaped by 22 grandchildren, his brother Tom, sister Margaret, son-in-law Michael, Rowan and Cathal and wives of his daughter Geraldine, Ciara, Patricia and Gillian.
Chin Mai’s mother passed away last December and the singer described it as “the saddest day of my life”.
Shane’s mother was the one who started Westlife’s career when she called family friend Lois Walsh and told him to give the group a chance.
Lewis previously told Irish Independent: ‘My mother has known. Mai was originally from Kiltimagh and used to live in Sligo.
Parents: Chin Mai’s mother passed away last December and the singer described her as “the saddest day of my life”
Anyway, she called me and told me how good her son and group were, and for some reason I believed her.
Every mother says that her son is wonderful. May Phelan has believed it. I met them and there was something about them. They were tough around the edges.
Westlife was founded in 1998 after Shane, Keane Egan, and Mark Vheele bonded with their classmates at Sligo.
After forming a band with other friends, Lewis Walsh cut off some of the original group members, dubbed Six as One, and auditioned for the substitutes in Dublin.
Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden joined the group and were able to secure a big record deal with BMG.
Brian later left the group in 2004 and the remaining four members lasted until they split in 2012 and then reformed later in 2018.
Profession: Shane’s mother was the one who started Westlife when she called family friend Louis Walsh and told him to give the group a chance (pictured in December 2019)