Legendary Model Dies Way Too Young

Lisa Murphy, a former model, passed away at the age of 51 following a courageous fight with cancer. Her loved ones wanted to thank everyone at St. Vincent’s Hospital, especially the oncology team, for all the help they’d given her over the years.

From 2012 until 2013, Murphy, a native of Ballinteer, Dublin, participated in the reality show Dublin Wives. She was a mainstay in Dublin’s social scene throughout the Celtic Tiger years, having dated boxer Joe Egan and famous barrister Gerald Kean.

After a viewing at a funeral home in Rathfarnham, there will be a liturgy in Ballinteer on Tuesday at 11 a.m., and then Murphy will be laid to rest at Mount Venus Cemetery. Besides her long-term partnership with solicitor Gerald Kean, Murphy has a history of engagements, including Irish dancer MichaFlatleyely.

After a protracted battle with illness, Lisa’s condition worsened just before Christmas. Even though she faced grim health struggles, she kept the news of her cancer confidential and faced it with “quiet determination.” After hearing the news, Gerald Kean spoke of his anguish and devastation, saying she was a fantastic woman with whom he had many good memories.

Murphy had a reputation for being honest, full of life, and full of kindness. Since she touched so many people’s lives, her death reverberated through many halls and has come as a shock to many. Holly Carpenter, a model, shared the shock and sadness she felt upon her death.

According to a friend, she was pretty secretive about her sickness, and she was a private person at heart. Her absence is deeply felt.

In 2011, outside Gerald Kean’s estate in Brittas Bay, armed robbers held up Lisa and seized jewels valued at thousands of euros. In her subsequent statements of the incident, she disclosed that she had been physically restrained on the floor with cable ties and a knife.

After Lisa’s breakup with the legal eagle in 2016, she discussed returning to live with her parents. Following the devastating loss of her brother Paul in a vehicle accident in the 1990s, she found solace in appreciating life’s little pleasures.