Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 25 January 2015

Singer Christie Hennessy dies

The Kerry-born singer-songwriter Christie Hennessy died this morning following a short illness.

Hennessy achieved initially success writing well-known songs like Don't Forget Your Shovel for Christy Moore and All the Lies that You Told Me for Frances Black.

He made his own breakthrough in 1992 with the triple-platinum selling album The Rehearsal and is probably best known for the hit song Messenger Boy.

A statement posted on his official website, said: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Christie passed away this morning.

"We just want you all to know how much that Christie appreciated your love and support over the years. He will be sadly missed by all."

On his website today Christie Moore described Hennessy as the "most beautiful of men, family man, wonderful friend, writer and singer of magical songs".

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