Amy Shark's 'incredible' funeral tribute to young fan who died in boat tragedy


Musician Amy Shark has reportedly farewelled a five-year-old fan at his funeral after he died in a boat accident in central Victoria.

Shark, an ARIA award winner, attended the funeral of the little boy known as Liam on Monday and dedicated a song to him, Fairfax Media reports.

The family are understood to be huge fans of Shark’s music.

One person who attended the funeral told Fairfax Media the performance was “absolutely incredible”.

Amy Shark reportedly attended the funeral of a boy known as Liam, 5, on Monday and dedicated a song. Source: Getty Images
Amy Shark reportedly attended the funeral of a boy known as Liam, 5, on Monday and dedicated a song. Source: Getty Images

Shark said it was the least she could do for one of her “biggest” fans.

The musician also paid tribute to little Liam on her Instagram account.

“I never got to meet Liam, but I will remember him and his family forever,” she captioned a picture of the boy.

“Rest In Peace sweet boy, may my songs be forever in your dreams.”

Earlier this month the boy was spending the day out with his parents and siblings at Lake Eildon in Bonnie Doon when it’s believed he fell from a boat.

Despite wearing a life jacket, he became trapped under the hull and sustained a number of cuts and injuries after he collided with the boat’s propeller.

Liam died after he fell from a boat at Bonnie Doon in central Victoria. Source: Instagram/ Amy Shark
Liam died after he fell from a boat at Bonnie Doon in central Victoria. Source: Instagram/ Amy Shark

The boy’s father managed to drag him to the back of the boat and he was able to perform CPR with the assistance of a triple-0 operator.

The air ambulance was called but was turned around after the boy died at the public boat ramp.

Police say the family were regular holidaymakers at Bonnie Doon and were no doubt planning to return for the Christmas break.

A report will now be prepared for the coroner.

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