Ronan Keating’s Brother Has Died

Ronan Keating's brother Ciaran has tragically died in a car accident.
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Ronan Keating’s brother has tragically died.

Keating, 46, is an Irish singer and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the boy band Boyzone in the 1990s.

The band achieved significant success with hits like ‘Love Me for A Reason’ and ‘No Matter What’.

Keating later pursued a solo music career, releasing several successful albums and he continues to be a prominent figure in the music industry.

The ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer has also ventured into TV as a judge on various shows including The Voice of Germany and he’s even presented The One Show.

However, tragic news has struck the star as Ciaran Keating, his brother who was in his 50s, has lost his life in a devastating accident in Ireland.

Watch Ronan Keating pays tribute at his bandmates’ funeral below…

Ciaran was reportedly involved in a car accident which occurred on the N5 in County Mayo on Saturday afternoon, involving two vehicles, as per the BBC.

In the accident, Ciaran’s wife also sustained injuries, adding to the already heartbreaking situation.

Their son, a footballer for Cork City, has received heartfelt condolences from the club on Twitter.

They expressed their deep sorrow at the passing of Ciaran and offered their support to Ruairí Keating and the entire Keating family during this immensely challenging time.

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They wrote: “We extend our deepest sympathies to Ruairi and the entire Keating family at this exceptionally difficult time.

“We ask that the family’s privacy be respected. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed in due course.

“May he rest in peace.”

Ronan’s Boyzone bandmate, Keith Duffy, also shared a heartfelt tribute to Ciaran on social media last night.


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The former Coronation Street actor said: “I can’t comprehend the loss and devastation of My brother @rokeating and all the Keating family.

“All my family are praying and thinking of our Keating family right now.

“Ciaran from the early days you toured with us, you were a great guide on our journey in the early days. You helped and supported us young innocent kids.

“Take your place in heaven buddy with your Mam Marie.”

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision suffered serious injuries and was transported to Mayo University Hospital.

Additionally, two passengers, one from each car, are also receiving medical treatment, though their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Authorities, including Garda forensic investigators, have examined the accident scene and the vehicles to determine the tragedy’s circumstances.

On Twitter, many people have reached out to the singer to offer their condolences.

One person pens: “This is so bad… I am so sorry to hear this. Sincere condolences to him and to his family.”

Another adds: “Thoughts are with Ronan and his family. Sorry for your loss.”

“This is very tragic about Ronan Keating’s brother,” says a third.

“My sincere condolences to him and his family, God bless them. RIP Ciaran.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialized in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.