Death of Bobby Faith
The death of Bobby Faith, a well known and tragic figure on the streets of Ballymena, has taken place.
It is understood that he was found dead at his flat around tea-time on Wednesday.
For many, Bobby will always be thought of as a ‘harmless soul’ burdened with a terrible addiction to alcohol. Few will argue the point that Bobby’s tragic situation made him locally famous - certainly very few people working in and around the town centre did not know him by name.
His ongoing battle with drink had led him down a hard road which resulted in numerous arrests, court appearances and most recently a jail sentence from which many hoped he would emerge from a changed man. Sadly, such optimistic hopes were not fulfilled.
In the words of one person who knew Bobby Faith well, he was not equipped to win the war against drink.
“Bobby was a victim of the drink and in the end it took its toll. People can say many things about him but I would say the prevailing thought in most sensible people’s minds when they think of Bobby is ‘there but for the Grace of God go I’.”