SIPTU members in the Arts and Culture Sector have expressed their sympathy to the family and friends of RTE musician, John Lynch, who tragically died while on holiday in Crete on Friday (29th August). SIPTU Organiser, Graham Macken, said: “SIPTU deeply regrets the tragic accident which claimed the life of John Lynch, a musician in the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and a member of the union’s Arts and Culture Sector.“John was on holidays in Crete and lost his life after getting into difficulty while swimming. The Arts and Culture Sector committee members would like to express their sympathy and support for John’s family and friends at this sad time. He will be fondly remembered by his colleagues within the RTÉ Orchestra whose thoughts will also be with his family and friends. We would also like to express our sympathy following the death of his partner, Kevin Devine, in the same tragic accident.”