TRIBUTES has been paid to the “wonderful” and “loving” Anthony Iannucci, who died peacefully in CHI at Temple Street this week.
The TikTok star, 14, was born with the Hallermann-Streiff Sydrome – a genetic condition that affects skull development, growth, hair growth and tooth development that can cause breathing problems.
brave Dublin The guy has amassed more than 1 million likes on TikTok and has been photographed meeting Simon Harris and Jason Byrne among others.
Anthony is widely known on the video-sharing app for his upbeat personality and signature opening line of ‘Hey Guys’.
Taking to Twitter, Temple Street Hospital expressed gratitude for the “outgoing” and “loving” youngster.
They wrote: “On this sad day, we want to express our gratitude to our wonderful, funny, sweet friend Anthony Iannucci, who passed away at CHI at Temple Street this week.
“As you will all know, Anthony spent most of his life in and out of the hospital, making friends everywhere he went.
“He is known for his affable, outgoing personality and sense of humour. He will be remembered and will never be forgotten. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
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“Our condolences go out to his mother Janet, sisters Leann and Sandrina and all his family and friends.”
Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris offered his condolences to the family and friends of “awesome” Anthony.
Minister Fine Gael said: “Very sad to hear that the brilliant, funny, cheerful Anthony Iannucci has passed away at CHI at Temple Street.
“I had the great honor of meeting Anthony when I was Health Secretary, a meeting I will never forget.
“Fly high Anthony. Thinking of all his family and friends.”
Dublin GAA legend Bernard Brogan remembered the young Sallynoggin as a “wonderful character”.
Brogan said: “A great character, had the good fortune to meet Anthony a few times with Sam Maguire.
“Popular personality and always makes us laugh. Hope he RIP”.
The Little Blue Heroes Foundation, a Garda charity that helps support families with critically ill children, remembered by Anthony as bigger than a lifetime.
‘BIGGER TO LIFE’
They wrote: “Our hearts are saddened to learn of the passing of Hon Garda Anthony Iannucci surrounded by his loving family.
“Anthony is greater than life, always doing his best no matter how challenging it is.
“He will be greatly missed by all his Little Blue Heroes friends and colleagues.”
Anthony’s funeral will take place at Our Lady of Victories church in Sallynoggin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 10.
His devastated family said in an online statement: “The untimely death of Anthony Iannucci (Sallynoggin, Co Dublin – January 6, 2022 (peacefully)) is surrounded by family his family and in the wonderful care of the staff at Temple Street Hospital.
“Anthony; dearly beloved son of the late Janet and Tony, brother of Sandrina and Leann greatly loved and respected.
“Lots to his loving mother, sisters, nephew Aaron, John, Leanne’s partner, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and all his family at the hospital. Temple Street Institute.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8177836/anthony-ianucci-tiktok-temple-street-tributes-rip/ Tributes to ‘bigger than life’ Dublin TikTok star, 14, who passed away at Temple Street