Film director Jim Sheridan's wife Fran has passed away

Film director Jim Sheridan's wife Fran has passed away

FRAN Sheridan, the wife of Irish film director Jim, passed away on Wednesday.

She died while at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, and is survived by her three daughters, Naomi, Kirsten and Tess, as well as three grandchildren.

A notice on reads: "Fran Sheridan (née Roe), Ballsbridge, Dublin, (late of Drumcondra), October 20, 2021. Suddenly, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

"Daughter of the late George and Tess and sister of the late Nicky.

"Sadly missed by her best friend and husband Jim, and the three girls Naomi, Kirsten and Tess, grandchildren Leo, Seamus and Frankie, and the cat Ash, brothers Kevin, Vinnie and Aidan, sister Bernadette, nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family and a large circle of friends."

The website also said the family will have a private funeral service on Monday.

Hundreds of messages containing warm wishes and condolences were left on the site.

One message read: “Jim, sending you and the girls my sincerest condolences on the sad passing of your dear Fran. Heartbreakingly too soon. May her gentle soul rest in peace.”

Jim is renowned for his film, Name Of The Father, as well as other projects including, The Filed, Into The West, and The Boxer.

Most recently, he produced a documentary on Sky about the killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork, a French woman living in Co Cork.