13 reader tributes to Ryan McKinnie

Ryan McKinnie (left) with his cousin Nathan Cuthbertson.
Ryan McKinnie (left) with his cousin Nathan Cuthbertson.
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Today, Wearside has been touched by the story of tragic Ryan McKinnie, who died at the age of 27.

The cousin of Nathan Cuthbertson suffered a cardiac arrest after years of suffering Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a form of vasculitis.

While we told Ryan's story, and heard his family's tributes to him, our readers have been leaving their own messages of condolences on social media.

Read more: Family’s fresh grief as cousin of fallen Sunderland hero Nathan Cuthbertson dies tragically at 27

Here are some of your messages.

Sarah Donkin: "RIP Ryan together again with your brother Cuthy, my heart goes out the all your family x."

Tracie Watson: "So so sad, how much more grief for this family. RIP young man and thoughts are with all your family at this sad time x."

Shirley Marie Suddick: "Heartbreaking, RIP Ryan, Cass and family you're in my heart, thoughts and prayers, god bless you all xxx."

Karen Hunt: "Condolences to all the family and friends. Bless him. RIP x."

Sue Hughes: "So sad when I read this. RIP Ryan, our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time."

Jennifer Hudson: "Life is just so cruel at times, RIP x."

Jade Richardson: "Oh no. Can remember him from working at Greggs. He liked his morning sandwiches with tea and lots of sugar. What a shock RIP."

Sam Szylkowska: "Condolences to all the family and friends RIP."

Lisa Ganley: "RIP angels together."

Wendy Taylor: "That is so sad RIP Ryan x."

Tom Cuthbertson: "RIP Ryan, God bless son xxx."

Catherine Stockdale: "Thinking of your wonderful, courageous family at this truly awful time, heartfelt condolences and love to you all xx."

Julie Taggart: "Such a sad story - love to all the family xxx."