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Tributes to young father following sudden death

 Fintan Lowe died suddenly on Friday morning
Paul Ainsworth

A young west Belfast father-of-one who died suddenly has been described as someone who “lived for his daughter”.

Fintán Lowe (20), from the the Mount Eagles area, died on Friday morning after attending a house party.

Police confirmed they are "investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 20-year-old man in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast just after 8am on Friday 25 May".

"A post mortem examination has taken place and police are awaiting the results of a toxicology report. There are no further details at this time."

Friends have spoken warmly of the restaurant worker and former pupil of Coláiste Feirste.

Friend Andrew Turner told The Irish News: “Fintan was down to earth in every sense and a true gentleman. He was always there for his friends and put his daughter first no matter what.

"He was never a man to let anyone down and I hope he rests in peace.”

Another friend, Diarmuid Jackson, said: “Fintán got on with everyone and was one of the finest fellas you could meet. He was a fantastic friend and a great dad – he lived for his daughter Ella. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.”

Coláiste Feirste also paid tribute to Fintán, who used the Irish translation of his surname, Mac Lú.

In a post on its Facebook page, it said: “We are brokenhearted to hear about Fintán. We are thinking of his family and friends.”

Relative Caoimhe Ellen Hughes urged people to make a donation to the gaelscoil charity TACA in lieu of sending flowers.

Requiem Mass for Fintán will take place at Christ the Redeemer Church tomorrow morning, with burial afterwards at Blaris Cemetery.

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