Irish composer and pianist Daniel Barkley has passed away, following a lengthy battle with depression – aged just 28.
A prolific young composer, he was working on his PhD at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland at the time of his passing.
“Danny was a beautiful and fragile soul whose being, company, wit and foremost music brought happiness to so many”, his family have said in a statement.
The family is asking for donations to be made to the mental health charity, MindWise – in lieu of any flowers or cards.
Our condolences are with Daniel’s family, friends and colleagues.