Tragic Kilkenny man murdered in London six-weeks ago will finally be laid to rest this weekend
By COLIN BARTLEY
THE TRAGIC Kilkenny man whose death has sparked a murder inquiry in the UK is to be laid to rest in his home city this weekend.
Adrian Murphy (43), from Maudlin Street in Kilkenny, is set to be buried next to his parents.
The body of the seven-times All-Ireland dance champion and internationally renowned choreographer and producer was discovered at a block of flats on Lombard Road, Battersea on Tuesday, June 4.
When Police in London discovered Adrain’s body, they noted his flat had been ransacked and his personal property stolen.
A 17-year-old girl and a 24-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of murder and theft. Both have since been released and investigations are ongoing.
Adrian is to be laid to rest beside his parents, Bob and Gretta, in St. Kieran’s Cemetery this coming Sunday morning.
The highly popular seven-time All-Ireland dance champion went on to produce and choreograph international shows such as Celtic Dance Force, Feet of Fire and FireDance – The show.
He also founded Adrian Murphy’s Academy of Dance, which had seven schools across Australia and New Zealand.
The talented Kilkenny dancer made regular appearances on TV in Australia while he lived there. He has also appeared on programmes in the UK and US.
In 1999, Adrian created the Modern Irish Dance Education Syllabus, with the aim of presenting Irish dancing to a global audience in a modern performing style.