Westlife’s Shane Filan has confirms death of dad Peter following mum’s death

Westlife's Shane Filan has confirmed the death of his dad Peter.

It comes just 10 months after the death of his mother Mae.

The former Westlife star, 41, took to Twitter to praised the staff at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin for the care given to him his day, a father of seven.

Shane wrote: "Yesterday Sunday the 4th of October my heart was broken. I lost the most important man in my entire life, my dad Peter.

"He was my best friend, my guidance through life and an absolutely amazing father. He was my hero."

"He died peacefully in his sleep in the amazing care of the medical team of St Vincent's Hospital, Hawthorne Ward and my brother Peter.

"I can't thank the staff of St Vincent's Hospital enough, for the incredible care they all gave him over this last year.

"I'd also like to say thank you to all the Westlife fans and friends around the world for all your lovely kind messages at this very sad time. His funeral will be private to family due to all the current restrictions and safety. 

"For those who would like to do something in his memory you can make a small donation to cancertrials.ie for other families in the future.

"He was one of a kind and will now be reunited with the love of his life of 55 years, my mum Mae. Together forever. Thank you. Love always, Shane & Family."

Peter was well known in County Sligo, Ireland where the family run a cafe called the Carlton Cafe.

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