Westlife singer Shane Filan has paid a touching tribute to his mother Mae, who passed away on Sunday.
The Sligo native got in touch with fans over social media, posting a message which reads: ' Yesterday, Sunday 15th of December was the saddest day of my life. My mother Mae who was an incredible, beautiful woman, wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by all her family.' Filan went on to say 'to all the fans for all your support and lovely messages, thank you. Her funeral is a very private time for me and my family to grieve and I know you all understand and will respect that.'
— Shane Filan (@ShaneFilan) December 16, 2019
In his post, Shane requests that 'if you would like to do something in her memory, you can make a small donation to Sligo North West Hospice who looked after her so beautifully and peacefully in her final days and will continue to do so for so many more families.'
A number of followers have offered their condolences to the Shane has his family, with one saying 'I’m heartbroken for you Shane' and another adding 'thinking of you all Shane your mum was an amazing lady.'