Irishman in viral proposal dies one week after engagement

Irishman in viral proposal dies one week after engagement

AN IRISHMAN who hit headlines just a month ago for proposing to his girlfriend on an Aer Lingus flight has died.

The viral video of Kevin Breen popping the question on the flight at the end of June has been removed from the airline’s Facebook page.

His sudden death caused waves of shock in his home of Cork, as well as his native Wexford.

Mr Breen, 44, died in “tragic circumstances” on July 8 and was laid to rest on Friday, July 10.

He had just returned from his trip to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, after his fiancée had said yes to his proposal on the outgoing flight.

“I was going to do this in October but I can’t wait that long,” he said in the video, before getting down on one knee.

“I just want to ask you will you actually marry me?”

Sadly, a week after the video was taken, Mr Breen’s new fiancée would be mourning his death.

His former colleagues at the Cork branch of Brinks Ireland provided a guard of honour as the tragic dad’s coffin was taken into Crosstown Cemetery for burial.

Mr Breen, who was from Wexford town but had been living in Cork for the past five years, is survived by his children Rebecca and Stephen, his father John and his siblings.