Sister's loving tribute to 'beautiful baby brother' after tragic death of young West Belfast man

Lorcan McCabe died suddenly after a fall on Sunday
Lorcan McCabe died suddenly after a fall on Sunday -Credit:Mallon Brothers Funeral Directors/Facebook

The sister of a West Belfast man, who died tragically over the weekend, says he'll be remembered as "the funniest and most loving person."

Lorcan McCabe, 22, who was originally from the Mount Eagles area but had been living in Lisburn, died suddenly after a fall on Sunday.

Paying tribute, his devastated older sister Dearbhla said: "He was my beautiful baby brother. I will miss him so much.

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"This shouldn’t have happened to Lorcan. I loved him with all my heart. He had no care in the world and was the funniest person. He got on with everyone he met and was training to be a chef.

"He adored my wee son and his nephew Aaron. Lorcan loved him so much and it kills me that he will never see him again. He always took Aaron out to the park and was a great uncle to him.

"Lorcan always took him out to the park and was a great uncle. It kills me that he will never see him again."

Dearbhla added: "He was really popular and loving to everyone he met and had lots of friends. We are all devastated and shocked.

"Our hearts are just broken. He always said that legends die young."

Many people have taken to social media to pay tribute to "a beautiful young man".

One tribute read: "Sending love to all Lorcan's family. For the short time we knew him and the small chats we had he's had a massive impact on us!

"Always there to help and happy to do it! Heartbroken for you all."

Another added: "Fly high with the angels young man."

In his death notice, Lorcan is described as the beloved son of Mandy, loving brother of Dearbhla and Seosamh, grandson of Robert, uncle of Aaron, much loved nephew and cousin and Peter who will be sadly missed.

Lorcan’s remains will arrive at his aunt's home at 3 Blacks Gate Road on Friday morning.

His remains will then leave on Monday, May 13th at 9am for 10am Requiem Mass in St Patrick's Church, Chapel Hill, Lisburn followed by a service in Roselawn Crematorium at 12.40pm.

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