IRISH golfer Shane Lowry has paid tribute to the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse, by wearing an all-black ensemble for his four days of golf at the US Open.
The Co. Offaly professional, 28, finished in the top ten for the first time at this year’s US Open, which took place in Washington, but it was clear the Berkeley tragedy was on his mind.
Credit to @ShaneLowryGolf (L). Wore black all week in memory of the Irish students killed at in Berkeley. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/mFFA2c0OwJ
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He has joined dozens of well-known faces who paid tribute to Eimear Walsh, Ashley Donohoe, Olivia Burke, Niccolai Schuster, Lorcán Miller and Eoghan Culligan, who passed away in Berkeley last week.
British author JK Rowling sent her well-wishes to one of the injured, who remains in hospital, while former Irish President Mary McAleese wrote a letter to The New York Times defending the students, after the paper published an article widely seen as victim-blaming.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the six victims of the tragedy have been brought home, as a week of funerals begins.