A family has been hit by a double tragedy after a mum’s partner and teenage son died in the same house just hours apart.
The body of Sean Flynn was found at his home in Carlow, Ireland on Saturday morning.
Gardai described his death on Halloween as a "tragic incident”, DublinLive reports.
Less than 24 hours later, Philip O’Brien – the partner of Sean's mum Ann – died suddenly at the house.
Philip, who was in his 40s, had arrived at the property to mourn the loss of the young teen.
Police said he was found unresponsive and was treated at the scene, before dying a short time later.
A spokesman for the Gardai said: "We were alerted to the incident at 3:30am on Sunday November 1.
"His body was taken to University Hospital Waterford mortuary and a post-mortem was carried out.
"His death is being treated as a sudden death.”
Sean was described as a “beloved son”, a “much loved brother” and an “adored nephew”.
Hundreds of people paid tribute online to the tragic pair.
New Oak Community Centre posted on Facebook: "Our community has been hit with tragedy and sadness over the weekend.
“We ask you to pray for all concerned. We ask people don’t be scared to ask for help. It’s okay not to feel ok.
"God’s blessings on them and their families. RIP.”
One social media user wrote: “Terrible tragedy lovely young man, RIP Sean, sympathy to all the family.”
Another said: "Deepest sympathies to the Flynn family, thinking of you all at this terribly sad time."
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