Shane Filan's dad has died.

Shane Filan

Shane Filan

The Westlife singer has paid tribute to his "hero" Peter after losing the "most important man in his entire life" on Sunday (04.10.20), just 10 months after his mum Mae passed away last December.

Shane shared a photo of himself and Peter on Instagram and 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."

The 'Flying Without Wings' hitmaker praised the hospital staff who had cared for his dad during the last year of his life.

He continued: "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."

The 41-year-old singer then paid tribute to Westlife's fans for their support and urged them to help by donating money to a cancer research organisation.

He wrote: "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 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."

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