Heartbreaking photo as Irish guys celebrate their friend's 21st birthday days after his death 5 years ago

Heartbreaking photo as Irish guys celebrate their friend's 21st birthday days after his death

RIP Alan Drennan.

One of the saddest stories in the last seven days was the death of Antrim man Alan Drennan, who passed away in Ibiza last Sunday.

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The Newtownabbey man arrived on the holiday island with his ten friends the day before, and was found dead in his hotel room less than 24 hours later. There's an investigation underway to figure out the cause of his death.

To add to the sadness of the story, Alan would have celebrated his 21st birthday on Wednesday and his friends on the island marked the occasion in a very emotional way.

A group of them gathered beside the sea at sunset and played Alan's favourite song Satellite - Oceanlab. They held a banner with a photo of him and a lyric from the song, and they released lanterns to remember their dear friend.

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A beautiful gesture by his friends. RIP.

Photo via David Patterson and hat-tip to Today FM.