A MAN in Liverpool has come forward claiming to be the secret son of former Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott.
Kevin Finnie, a 37-year-old father-of-four, says he has finally decided to break his silence and now wants a DNA test to prove to the world that he is the son of the late rocker.
“As life’s gone on, I’ve thought about it more and more, and now I feel the time is right to tell the world Phil Lynott was my dad.”
In 1988, according to The Sun, Mr Finnie, who is adopted, was shown a video of a Thin Lizzy gig and told by his adoptive parents that Lynott was his biological father-- two years after the legendary musician passed away.
Mr Finnie was seven when he was told the frontman was his father, and now says “I have absolutely no doubt in my own mind that my father was Phil Lynott.
“I’ve known this since I was seven years old, as have my family and close friends.
“I’m not looking to gain anything from this, I just want the truth to be known."
The Liverpudlian was born in November of 1981, 9 months after Lynott was married to Caroline Crowther, and says his biological mother was paid off to stay quiet about his father's identity.
He was born to Michelle Delaney and originally named Jesse Noordin, apparently to "throw everyone off the scent" as to the true identity of the father.
There is no father named on Mr Finnie's birth certificate.
His mother is understood to have had a difficult life, and died in 2004 of a diabetic-related illness.
His adoptive parents were apparently offered a large sum of money when they originally agreed to fostered him at 4 months old, but turned it down. It is unclear who offered the couple the money.
Mr Finnie says he waited until after the death of Mr Lynott's mother, Philomena, to come forward with his claims, as he was aware she "had been seriously ill up until her death, and I didn't want to upset her in any way".
Phil Lynott has one other son, a man named Macdaragh Lambe, who discovered his heritage after tracking down adoption papers in 2003.
Mr Finnie can prove his alleged link to the musician by getting Mr Lambe to provide a DNA sample to see if the two men share the same genes, but when approached by The Sun, Mr Lambe said "I do not want to have this conversation right now".
Mr Finnie has said he hopes Mr Lambe will cooperate in the future, saying "I know it might be a lot for him to take in, but I need to get this DNA test done to bring complete closure to this".