Chris Eubank Jr pays emotional tribute to his late brother Sebastian on his 30th birthday

Chris Eubank Jr pays emotional tribute to his late brother Sebastian on his 30th birthday, just nine days after he died of a heart attack while swimming in Dubai

  • Chris Eubank Jr paid tribute to his late brother Sebastian on his 30th birthday
  • Sebastian was found dead on a beach in Dubai after suffering a heart attack
  • Eubank Jr unveiled a mural honoring his brother, saying he was a ‘king’

Chris Eubank Jr shared a touching tribute to his brother Sebastian on his 30th birthday, nine days after he died of a heart attack while swimming in Dubai.

The Eubank family held a funeral for Sebastian in Dubai on Saturday. He was only a week away from his thirtieth birthday when he was found dead on the beach.

Sebastian lived in the UAE with his wife Salma and newborn son Raheem, and worked as a personal trainer.

Chris Eubank Jr paid tribute to his brother Sebastian on what would have been his 30th birthday

Sebastian (left) died nine days ago after suffering a heart attack while swimming in Dubai

Sebastian (left) died nine days ago after suffering a heart attack while swimming in Dubai

He was the third oldest of the five children of boxing legend Chris Eubank Sr. After the funeral, Eubank Sr said Sebastian left “a legacy that his son will be proud of.”

Eubank Jr took to social media for the first time on Sunday since he posted a heartbreaking tribute to his younger brother on July 10.

He shared two photos, the first of himself sitting next to a mural painted in Sebastian’s honor with the simple message ‘RIP Sebastian Eubank 91-21’, with several candles in front of it.

Sebastian (left), the third oldest of Eubank's five children, was a boxer like his father, fighting in lightweight fights.  From left to right: Chris Jr, Chris Snr, Nathanael and Sebastian

Sebastian (left), the third oldest of Eubank’s five children, was a boxer like his father, fighting in lightweight fights. From left to right: Chris Jr, Chris Snr, Nathanael and Sebastian

The second photo shows Eubank Jr smiling with his brother on a yacht in Dubai. Along with the statues, Eubank Jr wrote, “A king on earth…now a king in heaven. Happy Birthday brother.’

Eubank Jr’s earlier posts were a raw account of his feelings at the loss of his brother, saying ‘I haven’t cried since I was 12’ and vowed to ‘treat your newborn son like mine’.

Eubank Sr also said the family was “overwhelmed and immensely grateful for the love and support we continue to receive.”

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