The family of a teenage boy have been left heartbroken following his sudden death after developing a ‘bad cough’.
15-year-old Sean Hughes from Finglas, Co. Dublin, passed away at Temple Street Hospital on Friday (January 12).
His mother Karen has now spoken out about how only a week before his death he had developed a ‘bad cough’ which was being treated by antibiotics as prescribed by the doctor.
Karen told Independent.ie:
We don’t really know what happened. He had a bad cough and chest infection so I brought him to the GP and he was prescribed antibiotics in case it developed into pneumonia.
I said to my husband that Sean wasn’t looking well but before I got a chance to bring him back to the doctor he was gone. It was so sudden. We will get answers eventually.
Tributes to the budding rapper have been flooding in on social media as the Finglas community remember Sean.
His distraught mother described him as being ‘larger than life’ saying:
He was only 15 but he was wise beyond his years. He had so much love and respect for everyone. We are so overwhelmed by all the love and support that his friends and family have shown to us.
We always knew that Sean was popular but it was so unbelievable to see hundreds of his friends lined up to see him over the weekend.
Sean’s friends were as important to him as his family and it is so lovely that they are all coming out to pay tribute to him.
Although she is grateful that Sean had a great Christmas with his family, Karen never thought it would be his last one.
On a Facebook page for the community, I <3 Finglas, a tribute was posted honouring Sean.
Finglas has lost a legend. Our thoughts and prayers are with all young Sean Hughes family and large circle of friends.
Sean was very popular with everyone who knew him, great talent and amazing personality. Sean may you rest in peace young man. Keep rapping in the sky with the Angels.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family. May he rest in peace.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.