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Tragic DJ 'a family man who loved his music'

By JACK BRENNAN

A 42-year-old DJ who died after taking ecstasy on Boxing Day lived for his family and his music, mourners at his funeral were told.

Hundreds packed into St Luke's Church in Twinbrook to pay tribute to Gerard Mulholland, who died after taking 'speckled Rolex' ecstasy pills in the early hours of Friday.

Known as 'Mul' to friends, Mr Mulholland hosted a party which began on Boxing Day at his flat in Twinbrook, where he and friends took the drugs, which cause the body to overheat. At the funeral service, Fr Brian McCann spoke of Mr Mulholland's love for his wife and two young children.

Fr McCann said that Mr Mulholland, who had recently returned home to Northern Ireland after living in America, touched many people's lives within the Twinbrook area, often helping the sick and needy in the community.

Fr McCann focused on Mr Mulholland's two great passions in life – his family and music.

Mr Mulholland played regularly in nightclubs across Northern Ireland and was part of a team who DJ on global internet radio.

Earlier this year he started a record label called Dark Energy Records. Four other men at the party were treated in hospital.

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