Up and coming Belfast model Mairead O'Neill dies age 21

Lewis Collier
October 17, 2018

"As people are aware, this handsome child has taken her own life just 10 months after her attractive mother died of cancer", wrote Julie.

The model, who was also known as Mairead Leigha, wrote "might go off the rails this weekend" and asked her followers to vote "yes" or "no" if they thought boys were "d--".

She recently worked at Belfast Fashion Week and the Carl Frampton fight in August.

An initial target of £4,000 was reached within just two hours of the page being opened with the total passing £6,000 last night.

Mairead's friends in the modelling industry were "very shocked" by her death, Miss Martin said.

While the cause of death is unknown, a Northern Ireland Police Service spokesman has said, "Police attended the scene of a sudden death of a woman in the south Belfast area on Monday October 15".

"It's such a shock to hear that Mairead has passed away".

'Mairead is survived by her brother Brendan and sister Bronagh who both have three handsome children each.

"She had a lot of strengths and had a Kardashian look that people loved".

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'I know people are struggling financially as it is but every little helps, these kids have no means of affording a funeral and the last thing they need is a funeral bill on top of their doubly painful heartbreak.

One person commented on a picture: "A attractive person".

Mairead O'Neill, a young model, has died shortly after her mother died from a battle with cancer.

Miss Martin told the Belfast Telegraph: 'She had a lot of support but her heart was broken.

"As their mummy's friend I'm hopeless as to what I can do, so I'm hoping that with people's help we can make it a tiny bit easier on them".

"It doesn't matter if she was attractive - lovely people can be sad, they can be depressed", she said.

In her final Instagram post, friends paid tribute to tribute to Ms O'Neill, with one commenting: "No words can describe how much upset this brings".

"Thank you all for taking time to read this for anyone but extra hard for two siblings that are already grieving and missing the rock of their family".

Twitter users getting unusual notifications
On Tuesday, people received some strange-looking push notifications from Twitter on their phones at around 12:30 p.m. Clicking through on notification simply takes you to the Twitter app, with no actual tweet or message popping up.

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