Tragic death of John O’Brien

49-year-old, who was the architect of the mini rugby section at Honiton Rugby Club, dies suddenly.

A MAN considered one of the architects of junior rugby in Honiton has died suddenly at the age of 49.

John O’Brien, of Dunkeswell, died over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A postmortem examination was being carried out as The Herald went to press.

He leaves a wife, Lynne, and four children.

Mr O’Brien formerly served in the armed forces and completed three tours of duty in Northern Ireland.

Friends have paid tribute to his tireless work to encourage young people in Honiton to play rugby and told The Midweek Herald they were deeply shocked and saddened by his death.

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Club members wish to send their heartfelt sympathies to the O’Brien family.

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