Death of popular Newry man Kevin Bell stuns local community
The local community is in a state of shock this evening after news began to filter through of the tragic death of popular local man Kevin Bell.
The 26 year old was killed in a hit and run incident in New York and according to media sources, American police believe he may have been struck by two vehicles.
Tributes have poured in for the local man, with stunned friends taking to social media websites Facebook and Twitter to express their sadness at his untimely death.
SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley expressed his condolences with Kevin’s family and said his parents, brothers, sisters, family circle and friends are devastated and heartbroken at the news of his death.
Bradley continued, “Kevin was an exceptional young man who brought joy and happiness to his family and to all who knew him. He had a great sense of fun and it was a pleasure to be in his company as anyone who knew him will testify.
“He was well known as a superb Irish dancer who along with family members represented the St. Moninna GFC, Kileavy for many years in the Scór competitions.
“Obviously his family are in shock at the sad news which has reached them today from America but in their bereavement they are finding great comfort in the response and support of their family and friends – and of the local community.
“I have no doubt that in the days which lie ahead the people of Newry will continue to rally around them and help them bear the great sadness of Kevin’s passing.
Bradley added, “I would like to express my sincere condolences to Kevin’s parents, brothers, sisters, family circle and friends and I know that in doing so I speak for the community as a whole.”
There will be a a quiz night this Tuesday night (18th June) in The Canal Court hotel and all proceeds of the evening will go towards the funeral arrangements and all donations are welcome. See here: Quiz in memory of the late and Great Kevin Bell
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