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'The hardest time': Ronan Keating opens up about brother's death after tragic accident

Singer Ronan Keating has spoken publicly about his older brother who tragically died last month.
21 August 2023 6:08PM

Singer Ronan Keating has spoken publicly about his older brother Ciaran, for the first time since his death.

Ciaran, who was 57 years old, died in a two-car crash in mid-July last month while travelling with his wife, Ann Marie Keating, to watch their son play football in Ireland. He was the only fatality in the accident.

The 47-year-old Irish singer shared on social media that the five weeks since his brother's death have been "the hardest time for us all".

He wrote on Instagram: "Hey everyone. Just wanted to say thank you for the love and respect you have shown my family over the last five weeks. It has been the hardest time for us all and everyone is trying to manage a life now without our brother (very hard to even type that)."

"Thank you for all your messages of support and also respecting our privacy during this time."

Ronan, his wife Storm and two of their children, Cooper and Coco, had travelled to South Africa since the accident.

He said: "There is no more fitting a place to heal, than in South Africa surrounded by Mother Nature and great people and our little bundles of joy Cooper and Coco, have kept us going constantly. Thank you God."

Ronan, who has just finished a stint of his tour in Asia, admitted he is finding it hard to "make sense" of Ciaran's death.

"Back to work for me in another part of the world I love now... it all seems rather difficult to make sense of but trying my best."

"Take care of each other and from Storm, myself and all my family, thank you."