Tributes pour in for Josh McKeown after his death - Shankill Road Defenders 'saddened by passing of ex-band member'
The Shankill Road Defenders are saddened to hear of the passing of Ex band member Josh Mckeown, they have posted online.
In a post they said: "We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy and thoughts to Josh's family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
Meanwhile around 160 tributes to Josh are posted online on their page.
DUP income drops to an 11-year low putting the party behind the Ulster Unionists – and far in the shadow of Sinn Fein
West Belfast Festival: Another key Feile an Phobail funder stresses need to foster ‘good relations’ as it seeks meeting over 2022 Wolfe Tones chant
‘Squalid revisionism’ of Sinn Fein’s Garrison branch condemned
GAA is more than simply sport - it says so in their rulebook
Ben Habib: Is Liz Truss the strong prime minister for which we yearn?
Lisburn Young Defenders Flute Band said: "Sad news. Thoughts of all at the Band are with his family, SRD and friends."
Heather Millar added: "Oh no way I was really praying this young man would be found safe , so sorry to his family and friends on his passing , totally heartbreaking , gone way to soon , rest easy young man".
Dylan Mckeown added: "Thank you lads biggest respect for the post about my brother he lived and loved your band. He was a bands man through and through."
Jamie Higgins posted: "Deepest sympathy from the officers and members of Ballymacarrett Defenders Flute Band."
The news comes after Josh was reported to be missing from home.