Father-of-three John Campbell Jnr, 28, died on Tuesday evening last at his home in Kilcar.
Gardai and the emergency services rushed to John Jnr’s home at Castlecarn but, despite attempts to save him, he passed away at the scene.
Last night his dad, John Snr, said he and his family just wanted to express their thanks to so many people.
“Just want to say thanks to so many people for their support and being there for the Campbell Family in the last few day.
“You will never know how much your support has helped us at this time.
“It has been a time I would never want anyone to go through. I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart,” he said.
Hundreds of people attended John Jnr’s wake including many sports people who called to see John Snr – a former chairman of Finn Harps.
John is survived by wife Noelle, son Evan, daughters Mia and Ava, parents John and Helena, brother Gavin and sister Claire.