Birmingham musician Rich McMahon will be laid to rest next month

Birmingham musician Rich McMahon will be laid to rest next month

FUNERAL details have been announced following the shock death of Birmingham-based musician Rich McMahon.

The popular songwriter and performer, who was born in Coventry but raised in Co. Wicklow, will be cremated on Tuesday, June 9.

Just family and close friends are expected to attend the private service at Robin Hood Crematorium.

A celebration of McMahon’s life will follow the service, which “anyone who knew Rich” is invited to join, his widow Maggie Matthews confirmed this week.

The 'Gathering' will be held at the Alfie Birds bar at the Custard Factory in Digbeth from 4.30pm until late on June 9, Maggie explained.

“I just want to thank everyone for all their support since I relayed the news about Rich,” she added.

“It means a lot to know that he is remembered by so many people and the support has been overwhelming. So if you can make our Gathering for Rich then please stop by”.

McMahon – a former lead singer with The Father Teds band - was well-known among the Irish community across the Midlands.

He died suddenly on Monday, May 18.

His family have asked that no flowers be sent for his funeral, but all are welcome to remember the musician by making a donation to either of two charities which he supported,

To donate to the Birmingham Irish charity SIFA Fireside click here or to support the Shine not-for-profit organization in Ireland click here