Members of the public have been paying tribute to Daniel O’Donnell’s mother Julia who sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Julia (94) passed away peacefully at Dungloe Community Hospital at 3.50am this morning.

The well-known singer had rushed home from Scotland earlier this week to be by his mother’s side after she took ill.

This morning, both Daniel and Margo took to Facebook to break the news, expressing their heartbreak.

Daniel’s wife Majella posted the following message on Twitter: “It is with sadness that I announce the death of Daniel's mother Julia, rest in peace...”

Dungloe Community Hospital also expressed their condolences via Facebook, and announced that ‘as a mark of respect’ the Dungloe Community Hospital Concert, due to take place today, was cancelled and would be rescheduled for a later date.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

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