Paddy Coyle Death Dead – Paddy Coyle Obituary: Cause of Death
“The Bogside Artists are saddened today on hearing of the sad passing of Paddy Coyle.
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Paddy’s entire family at this very sad time, God give you strength and may he rest in heavenly peace.
Paddy Coyle was Tom and William Kellys cousin and a great friend of The Bogside Artists.
Even though the iconic image of Paddy as a young boy wearing a gas mask and holding a petrol bomb would become world famous after we used Clive Limpkins photo to create the Bogside Mural which people now come from all over the world to see and photograph, Paddy never ever exploited his iconic image, he refused many offers from TV documentary makers and Newspapers to tell his story behind the image as he didn’t like talking about it. Paddy was committed to peace and reconciliation his whole life even during the years of the conflict and wrote poems on that topic.
He will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him, but his image as a young boy during The Battle of Bogside in 1969 will live on forever in the famous Bogside Mural.
God bless you Paddy Coyle RIP.”
Paddy Coyle, the boy behind the mask in the Bogside Artist's iconic mural, has passed away.
— Dixie_Elliott (@IsMise_Dixie) July 19, 2020