Friends hold mock funeral for friend who is always with his girlfriend

By Samantha Luiz
23 October 2014

"Thoughts are with friends of Keiran at this dark time."

It happens. Your best friend enters a new relationship and spends less and less time with you. Communication may even become strained, leading to those awkward ‘catch up’ texts once in a while. Eventually, you start feeling like you’ve lost your friend to their new relationship.

This group of friends from South Wales know this feeling too well.

In fact they felt that their friend Keiran Cable had “died” when he started dating his girlfriend Jessica almost two years ago.

'The roads were completely closed off'

"None of us had seen him since then and he wasn't replying to any of our group texts or mails,” said Ben Sullivan.

"A couple of weeks ago we were all in the pub and we started saying 'RIP Keiran'. So we decided if he wasn't going to come out with us and was going to pretend he was dead then we'd organise a funeral for him."

The group of friends, who are also in a football team together, set out arranging the mock funeral. Fifty of Keiran's friends attended the service which was complete with a fake vicar and eulogy. “I borrowed a funeral car and we drove the coffin from pub to pub, with the vicar in front and all of the boys in procession behind it. The roads were completely closed off, it was epic."

A funeral leaflet was even distributed during the service.

"Thoughts are with friends of Keiran at this dark time. However they shouldn't grieve for him but wish him luck as he continues on in his next life," it read.

Although surprised by the mock funeral, Keiran saw the funny side to it and even tried out his handmade coffin.

His girlfriend Jessica also took it in good spirits.

She said, “I am so pleased that the boys have received recognition for their effort, it is lovely to see Keiran's friends are so fond of him. We love spending time with each other, but he knows that he can go out with his friends whenever he wants to."


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