A message posted on The Corrs official Facebook page has thanked fans for the "overwhelming love and support" they have received since the sad death of their father Gerry Corr last week. The post was written by Jim Corr on behalf of himself and his sister Sharon, Caroline and Andrea, and said the siblings wanted to express their "humble and heartfelt gratitude" to well-wishers.
"We feel blessed," the message reads. "After dad's heart attack he briefly came back to full consciousness where we, his son and daughters, were able to say to him what we needed.
The Corrs have thanked fans following the death of their beloved father
"But he couldn't remain in his broken body, and took his last breath a few days later surrounded and held by his loving children where he transitioned totally peacefully. For this we are eternally grateful…"
Jim continued: "I'm so proud of my sisters, I feel I have the best sisters in the world! They played and read beautifully at the funeral mass. I hope and believe my father was able in some spiritual capacity to view the funeral mass, and the outpouring of love and support shown to us, he would have been so proud and delighted!
"He's no longer lonely, no longer not able to sleep properly, no longer frustrated with his ageing body. He went gently into that good night. I fully believe, and I'm not just saying this, that he's gone straight to what we call heaven, and is in bliss with his wife and our loving mum Jean and my brother Gerard by his side."
Last week, the Corrs reunited musically for the first time in ten years to pay tribute to their father at his funeral.
The family band, who last performed together in 2005, played Minstrel Boy and another traditional Irish air during the service at the Holy Redeemer Church in Dundalk, as well as reciting two poems written by their father. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the church was filled with applause as the siblings stepped up to the altar to honour Gerry.