- 04 Jan 21
Reuben Lynch was a member of popular Cork band The Lynch Mob. Photo: Pat Dunne.
The death has taken place of the well known Cork musician Reuben Lynch. Reuben was just 45 years of age.
Reuben played bass guitar with The Lynch Mob, alongside his father Ricky and his brother, Graham. He was found dead by members of his family during the afternoon of New Year’s Day, at a house in Bishopstown, Co. Cork.
A post mortem was carried out but reports indicate that the Gardaí are satisfied that there was no foul play involved. An inquest into the death of Reuben will take place in the Cork Coroner’s Court, later the year.
A portrait of Rick, Reuben and Graham by the artist John Adams was shown in Cork City Library in 2013, in association with the Cork Folk Festival.
Reuben was a hugely respected member of the music community in Cork and a huge number of tributes have been paid to him over the past 48 hours, as news of his death spread.
Very sad news, Reuben Lynch bass player in his father's band, The Lynch Mob has passed away. RIP Reuben. https://t.co/PbNhbt97Tb
— Cork Folk Festival (@CorkFolkFest) January 1, 2021
Actor and director Jared Garfield, known for his work in Hollyoaks and Doctor Who, noted that he was "shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Reuben Lynch."
"Seeing him perform at Henchy's with his father Ricky are some of my happiest memories with my family in Cork," he continued. "He was gentle and kind. My thoughts with Ricky and the family."
Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Reuben Lynch. Seeing him perform at Henchy's with his father Ricky are some of my happiest memories with my family in Cork. He was gentle and kind. My thoughts with Ricky and the family. Rest in Peace ❤️https://t.co/OjWGOikOLV
— Jared Garfield (@jaredgarfield1) January 2, 2021
Coughlan's Bar & Live Music Venue in Cork described him as an "absolute gent", and "one of the kindest you could meet", while The White Horse in Ballincollig remembered him as "an utter gentleman, a kind hearted soul and a musician of rare talent."
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Sorry to hear of the passing of Reuban Lynch. Condolences to Ricky & all his family & friends. https://t.co/RefHSdhHS6
— Dr Aoife Granville (@aoifegranville) January 2, 2021
Very sad news just heard of the passing of great cork musician Reuben Lynch,condolences to Ricky and family. Reuben will be sadly missed by all of us who appreciated the wonderful talent he had as a musician. #cork pic.twitter.com/3GcmaNYSne
— GPJB (@garrypb) January 2, 2021