Irishman stabbed to death in Turkey named as popular musical director John Donnelly
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Irishman stabbed to death in Turkey named as popular musical director John Donnelly

 

AN IRISH holidaymaker found stabbed to death in Turkey on Friday morning, June 3 has been named.

John Donnelly, 64, from Dublin had been holidaying in the popular tourist destination of Bodrum for nearly three weeks when he was found dead near his apartment.

The Irish Post reported on Saturday how two men had been seen on CCTV leaving Mr Donnelly's  accommodation.

Mr Donnelly was a popular amateur music director and was involved with organisations including The Association of Irish Musical Societies and the Wexford Light Opera Society.

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A statement on The Wexford Light Opera Society Facebook page read:

Wexford Light Opera Society are deeply saddened and utterly heartbroken at the death of one of our most beloved directors and faithful friends. John Donnelly was a treasure for Wexford and all societies. He will be greatly missed by all and especially by his WLOS family.”

Donnelly's body was found stabbed near a bloodied knife. Turkish police are continuing their investigation into the fatal stabbing.