American superstars Green Day have paid tribute to a tragic 17-year-old Irish fan who died suddenly of natural causes.

The Dublin teenager was buried on Thanksgiving Day after his sudden death.
Green Day bass player Mike Dirnt led the tributes to fan Kaelem Hainsworth who died suddenly of natural causes. Dirnt posted a tribute on the band’s official website.

He wrote: “It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Kaelem Hainsworth, a Green Day fan in Dublin, passed away suddenly at the young age of 17.

“We want to send our deepest condolences to Kaelem’s family and friends.

“His funeral is on Thursday, which falls on Thanksgiving in the United States, and hearing sad news around the holidays always makes it more upsetting. Kaelem you will forever be missed.”