Tributes were paid to an Irish businessman who died while on holiday in Turkey.
Tony Rogers, 66, formerly of Tredagh View, Drogheda, is believed to have died on Tuesday morning.
Mr Rogers was the owner of the long established taxi company Tony’s Cabs in Drogheda, Co Louth.
Close friends of Mr Rogers have expressed their shock at the news of his death on social media.
A friend who said he spoke to Mr Rogers “at least four to five times a week” confirmed they had spoken the day before his death.
“Currently in deep shock. A very good friend, Tony Rogers, went on holiday to Turkey yesterday. Was there one day – and suddenly passed. He ran one of Drogheda’s largest taxi companies. A very, very popular good man,” he wrote on Facebook.
A condolence book for Mr Rogers has been opened on funeral website RIP.ie.
Mr Rogers is described in the comments as “an absolute gentleman” and a “loving man”.
A message of condolences read: “My deepest condolences to Tony’s family and loved ones. Will miss our chats and waving in passing. Heaven has won the finest gentleman that ever existed.”
“Sincere condolences to Tony’s family, I had the pleasure of working with Tony a number of years ago, such a gentleman who never walked by without saying hello and always ready to lend an ear or a hand if needed, he will be missed. Rest in peace,” wrote another mourner.
The State Department said it was “aware of the case and providing consular assistance.”
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