Tributes have been paid to well-known Cork musician Reuben Lynch, who has been named locally as the person found dead at a house in Bishopstown on New Year's Day.
Gardaí were called to the residence by family members yesterday and Mr Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem was due to take place today, and Gardaí said the results will determine the course of their investigation.
Very sad news, Reuben Lynch bass player in his father's band, The Lynch Mob has passed away. RIP Reuben. https://t.co/PbNhbt97Tb— Cork Folk Festival (@CorkFolkFest) January 1, 2021
Mr Lynch, who was in his 40s, was well known on Cork's music scene as a member of his father Ricky's band, The Lynch Mob.
Fellow musician Hank Wedel described Mr Lynch's death as 'the end of an era in Cork City'.
"Bless your gentle spirit," he wrote on Facebook. "Bless your lovely heart, my friend."
Two fantastic musicians and friends gone too soon... this photo was taken after a Song Collector Session at The Pav. Thank you Liam Reilly & Reuben Lynch for sharing your passion with us. https://t.co/I11FoZrWKP— Roy Buckley (@roybuckleymusic) January 2, 2021
Gardaí in Cork are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a man at home in Cork yesterday, with a post mortem due to take place in Cork University Hospital (CUH) today.
Gardaí were called to a residence at Curraheen Drive in Bishopstown shortly after 4pm on New Year's Day, where the body of a man in his 40s was discovered by family members.
He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The man’s body was removed to the mortuary at Cork University Hospital (CUH) where the post mortem examination is due to take place.
"The scene is currently preserved for examination by local scenes of crime officers and both the office of the State Pathologist and local Coroner have been notified," Gardaí said last night. "The results of a post mortem will determine the course of the Garda investigation.
"There is no further information available at this time."