Tommy Sheridan has revealed the Cardonald house fire that resulted in the death of his “much-loved” mother was accidental.
The former politician revealed that he was “heartbroken” after Alice Sheridan died at the scene of the blaze on Invergyle Drive at around 7.55pm on Sunday, March 12.
An investigation was launched into the fire which led to the 84-year-old’s death, which has now been confirmed as “accidental” by the former Glasgow MSP.
In a statement issued on social media, he said: “My two sisters and our respective families wish to put on record our deepest gratitude to the thousands of you who have taken the time and made the effort to send cards, flowers and social media messages of condolences in respect of our mum’s sad death from an accidental house fire on Sunday, March 12.
“We have been literally overwhelmed by the warmth and kindness we have received from all across Scotland and further afield.
“We want to thank you from the bottom of our broken hearts for your acts of human solidarity which have raised our spirits and inspired us at a difficult time. Alice was clearly a much loved and well-respected woman.”
Sheridan confirmed that his late mother’s funeral will take place at 10am on Tuesday, March 28, at Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel.
He also stated that colourful clothing is to be worn, as the funeral is a “celebration of her life, not a dark and sad affair”.
The post added: “Many have asked to be informed about our mum’s funeral arrangements. You are welcome to show your respects should you have the available time.
“Alice will depart from Invergyle Drive in Cardonald at 9.15am on the morning of Tuesday, March 28, carried in the horse hearse she had requested complete with white horses and red plumes to Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel on nearby Lourdes Avenue for a Requiem at 10am.
“After the mass Alice will be carried to the Hurlet Crematorium on Glasgow Road for a family service and eulogy from 12noon.
“One stipulation Alice always laid down regarding her funeral was the wearing of colours. She always stressed that her funeral should be a celebration of her life not a dark and sad affair.
“So colourful ties instead of black ones please and whatever is the equivalent for female attendees.”