Star named in memory of tragic Doncaster dad-to-be Kieran Rylance

A star has been named in memory of a Doncaster dad-to-be who died after being hit by a train earlier this month.

Sunday, 24th October 2021, 4:14 pm

Kieran Rylance, aged 21, died at Rossington level crossing and since the tragedy, grieving family and friends have staged a number of tributes with the spot where he died

becoming a huge shrine decked out with flowers, photos, cards and candles.

Local musician Evan Fernandes, released a rap track on YouTube paying tribute to Kieran, who was set to become a dad in the coming months.

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The track is entitled RIP Kieran Rylance.

And now his friends and family have rallied round to have a star named in his memory, the star’s scientific name is 1662436 Canis Major.

A GoFundMe campaign to pay for the funeral has raised more than £3,000 while a sponsored walk between Rossington and Armthorpe is to take place on

October 30 so friends can gather to pay respects to Kieran.

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Liam Hoden, editor.