Derry pop star Sharkey’s dad dies

The father of Derry-born pop star Feargal Sharkey has died.

Jim Sharkey, who was in his 100th year, passed away peacefully at his home earlier today (Tuesday).

Mr. Sharkey was predeceased by his wife, Sibeal, and daughter, Patricia.

His funeral is due to take place on Thursday morning with Requiem Mass at St Eugene’s Cathedral at 11.30 a.m.

The father-of-seven is survived by his children, Ursula, Jimmy, Bridgin, Michael, Feargal and Diarmuid.