01 Oct 2022

Tributes pour in for Waterford musician Damien O'Brien (27) who died following an assault in the city

Gardaí appeal for information after man dies following assault in Waterford city.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media for Waterford musician Damien O'Brien who died following an assault in the city earlier this month.  

27-year-old Damien was assaulted in Waterford city in the early hours of Saturday morning (July 7) at the junction of John Street and The Manor.

He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford and subsequently transferred to Cork University Hospital where he passed away last Friday (July 13).

A postmortem has shown that the Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny, native died from head injuries. Gardaí told Waterford Live on Monday (July 16) afternoon that “there is no update in relation to arrests/charges” as the investigation continues. 

A member of Waterford indie rock and roll band Chimpanbee, Damien was 'a brother, friend and prodigal son' behind the keyboard.

Anyone with information should contact Waterford Garda Station on 051-305300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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