Christy Dignam has passed away at the age of 63

Pic: Lili Forberg for VIP Magazine

Christy Dignam has sadly passed away after a lengthy illness at the age of 63.

The Aslan frontman was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare blood disorder cancer, in 2013.

He was admitted to Beaumont Hospital in July of 2022 where he spent six months in the care of the haematology and cardiac care team.

He returned home this year and had been receiving palliative care since January.

Pic: Lili Forberg for VIP Magazine

His daughter, Kiera Dignam confirmed the sad news on social media today.

“On behalf of my family, it is with a broken heart that we convey the news of my father’s passing, Christy Dignam,” she wrote.

“Dad peacefully left us where he wanted to, at home today 4pm Tuesday, June 13th 2023, after a courageously long-fought battle, surrounded by his family.

“We ask that you honour our family’s need for privacy during this immensely painful period. Let us all hold him in our hearts and cherish the remarkable life of a talented singer, great storyteller and amazing person.

Pic: Lili Forberg for VIP Magazine

“We thank you so much for your love and support shown to us. Kathryn, Kiera, Darren, Cian, Ava, Jake and our extended family x.”

Rest in Peace, Christy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

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