Boyzone member Keith Duffy has paid tribute to his father following his death, describing him as "my hero, my idol".

The singer and actor said he and his family were "heartbroken" as he shared the news online.

Posting multiple pictures of his father on Instagram, the Dubliner wrote: "Sean Duffy. 1945 - 2022.

"Words cannot describe how heartbroken we are to announce the passing of our father/grandfather Sean.

"The most courageous and brave warrior we've ever known and probably will ever know."

"We already miss him so much," Duffy added.

In a separate Instagram story, Duffy posted another picture, writing "my hero, my idol, my da".

Replying to the post, his Boyzone bandmate Ronan Keating wrote: "Sending all our love."

Source: Press Association