Daniel O'Donnell's 94-Year-Old Mother Passes Away Following Battle With Illness 8 years ago

Daniel O'Donnell's 94-Year-Old Mother Passes Away Following Battle With Illness

Country star Daniel O'Donnell is mourning today following the death of his mother at the age of 94.

Julia O'Donnell had taken ill in recent days, with the singer returning home from Scotland to be at her bedside. In a statement this morning, the 52-year-old confirmed that she passed away at 3.50am as her family kept a bedside vigil.

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"It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our dear mother Julia passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Dungloe Hospital surrounded by all her family on Sunday, May 18 at 3.50am," he said.

"My siblings John, Margaret, Kathleen, James and myself would like to thank you all for the kindness you have shown to her down through the years. May her gentle soul rest in peace."