Ronan Keating's wife Storm shares emotional post after brother's death

Ronan Keating’s grieving wife Storm breaks her social media silence with a heartbreaking post after Boyzone singer’s brother died in horror car crash

Ronan Keating’s wife Storm has shared a message of grief on her Instagram on Saturday, after the tragic death of his brother Ciarán.

Ciarán, who was Ronan’s older brother, died in a car crash in County Mayo, Ireland, in July aged just 57. 

In her first social media post since his passing, Storm, 41, shared an emotional quote which read: ‘And she’d be lying if she said she did not sometimes think of the could-have-been moments, and the should-have-been memories.’

Captioning the quote, she wrote ‘Grief’ as she attempted to process her feelings during this difficult time. 

Storm was pictured consoling her husband, 46,  last week at his brother’s funeral. She held Ronan tightly outside St Patrick’s Church in Louisburgh, County Mayo.

Grieving: Ronan Keating’s wife Storm, 41, has broken her social media silence with emotional Instagram post on Saturday after the death of Ronan’s brother Ciarán earlier in July 

Heart-wrenching: Storm shared this emotional quote with her followers 

Tragedy: Ciaran Keating (left), was 57. Pictured: The Keating family including Ronan (right), his father Gerry (second from right) and sister Linda (second from left)

Fans were quick to send their messages of support as they sent their love to the family, saying they were ‘thinking of you all.’

One wrote: ‘The reality is you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one, you’ll learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. 

‘You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.#’

The wife of former Irish footballer Robbie Keane, Claudine Keane commented: ‘So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to all the Keating family @rokeating our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times ‘.

Ciarán had been on his way to watch his son, Ruairí Keating, play for Cork City FC against Sligo Rovers FC when he became involved in a road collision with two other vehicles.

The father-of-three, from Louisburgh, suffered fatal injuries as he was travelling with Annemarie on the N5 near Swinford, County Mayo, on a stretch of road known as a black-spot for accidents. His wife was injured in the crash. 

During the funeral last week Ronan performed a heartbreaking rendition of This Is Your Song in a moving tribute to his brother. 

He told mourners during the service: ‘I shouldn’t be singing it in these circumstances but we are and we will.’

The Irish singer said the ballad was written after their mother, Marie, died of cancer in 1998. The touching song includes the lyrics: ‘You were our friend, walk with you till the end, and one day we’ll all sing along, ’cause this is your song.’

No words: Storm kept the caption short on the post 

Tragic: Ronan (centre middle right) helped carry the coffin of his brother out of St Patrick’s Church after his funeral last week. Ciaran’s son Ruairí (behind Ronan) was also there

Kind words: Fans were quick to send their messages of support as they sent their love to the family, saying they were ‘think of you all’

Sadness: Ronan has taken a break from social media while he processes his loss  

Earlier, Ronan had appeared overcome with emotion as he carried Ciaran’s coffin into the church alongside his family while wearing a black suit and dark glasses.  

Before singing, Ronan paid a tearful tribute to Ciaran’s three children – Conall, Ruairi and Aisling – and said they had made their father ‘very proud’.

He told mourners: ‘As a parent all you want to do is raise your children as best you can, Ciaran and Annemarie have done a spectacular job – three incredible human beings. Your strength over the past few days has been incredible and you’ve done your dad very proud.’

The star has reportedly deleted social media as he deals with the devastating loss.

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