Irish model grieving after sudden family tragedy

Model Pippa O' Connor was in shock last night after the sudden death of her mum Louise over the weekend.

​Pippa, her brother Cian and her sister Susannah were left devastated after their mum's body was found at her home in Johnstown, Kildare early on Saturday. 

It is believed she may have suffered a heart attack.

The model broke the news to her fans on Facebook last night, posting this touching message along with a picture:

The funeral is expected to take place on Wednesday.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Cian said the entire family were reeling from the news. "Losing a parent is always difficult but when it comes out of the blue, it really knocks you. Right now we are spending time together as a family and grieving together."

Pippa's parents separated when she was just one, and she has often spoken about her close relationship with her mother – with her two siblings at boarding school it was just the two of them at home.

The model has one son, Ollie, with husband Brian Ormond.