Funeral of murder victim Aidan Mann who is remembered by brother as “one in a trillion”

A man who was killed in a street attack in Co Down has been remembered by his brother as “one in a trillion”.

Monday, 10th January 2022, 1:39 pm
Updated Monday, 10th January 2022, 4:57 pm
Funeral of Aiden Mann at S.Clarke & Sons funeral directors in Bangor, Co. Down. The 28-year-old tattoo artist was murdered during a stabbing incident last week in Downpatrick.

Aidan Mann, 28, a tattoo artist also known as Zen Black, was laid to rest in his home town of Bangor on Monday, a week after the fatal assault in Downpatrick.

A humanist funeral service was held as a celebration of his life.

The service, which featured several of Mr Mann’s favourite songs, heard of his love of art and of boats as well as creating murals.

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Funeral of Aiden Mann at S.Clarke & Sons funeral directors in Bangor, Co. Down. The 28-year-old tattoo artist was murdered during a stabbing incident last week in Downpatrick.

His younger brother, Lewis, told mourners there were “absolutely no words” to describe his sibling.

“I’m very good with words but I can’t find the words for Aidan. You say people are one in a million – Aidan was one in a trillion,” he said.

“He was my protector, he was my older brother … we did so much together and we had so much planned together.

“I told everyone I knew – didn’t care whether they liked tattoos or not – that Aidan was the best tattooist in Northern Ireland. I am so proud of him.

Funeral of Aiden Mann at S.Clarke & Sons funeral directors in Bangor, Co. Down. The 28-year-old tattoo artist was murdered during a stabbing incident last week in Downpatrick.

“He was a big, gentle soul … this didn’t need to happen. He was the best person on the face of the Earth.”

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Funeral of Aiden Mann at S.Clarke & Sons funeral directors in Bangor, Co. Down. The 28-year-old tattoo artist was murdered during a stabbing incident last week in Downpatrick.

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