Liam McCarthy died in Turkey on Wednesday. He suffered a stroke in February | Picture: GoFundMe.com / Bring Liam Back
FUNERAL arrangements have been anounced for the Limerick artist Liam McCarthy who tragically passed away in Turkey having suffered a stroke earlier this year.
The 52-year-old from Castletroy was planning on returning home when he fell ill in February.
He was taken to Isparta University Hospital where he was placed on a life support machine.
His loving family set up a GoFundMe page called Bring Liam Back. Prior to his death €40,444 had been raised – a testament to how highly thought of Liam and his family are.
Late on Wednesday night, Liam’s beloved sister Elaine said: “It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that our brother Liam has passed away.”
Writing on the GoFundMe page, Elaine said: “Although we are heartbroken we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of friends, family and total strangers.
“Together we fought a good fight. Unfortunately it was not to be. Tonight Liam is at peace, his struggle is over. Thank you all for your support and generosity."
Liam will be remembered as a character. Art was his first love and he studied at at the Limerick School of Art and Design.
Following his repatriation, Liam will repose at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Thomas Street on Sunday week (May 27) from 4pm to 6pm followed by removal to Monaleen Church, Castletroy.
Requiem Mass will take place the following day – Monday, May 28 at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Kilmurry Cemetery.
Liam is survived by his brother Eoin and his sisters Elaine and Deirdre.