MH17: Tony Abbott demands justice
Australian will do whatever it can to ensure "dignity, respect and justice" for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victims, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott.PT2M4S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-3c7in 620 349 July 19, 2014
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Sydney man Jack O'Brien is the latest victim confirmed dead on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
The 25-year-old was flying back home after enjoying a seven-week trip in Europe, his family said.
Jack O'Brien Photo: Supplied
All who knew him were "devastated", they said.
“The life of our beloved son and brother, Jack, has been ended so suddenly," the family said in a statement issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
"We are devastated at his loss, as are Jack’s extended family and friends. Jack, just 25 years old, was returning from a fantastic seven-week holiday in Europe. He was loved so much.”
The O'Brien family expressed their wish for privacy during what is a difficult time.
Mr O'Brien worked at Fitness First in Carlingford.
His friends have taken to Facebook to celebrate his life.
Matthew Lohin created a collage of pictures of Mr O'Brien throughout his high school years and said his thoughts were with Mr O'Brien's family.
"Unfortunately one of my best friends on this earth was aboard flight MH17 went it went down yesterday," said Mr Lohin. "Jack had an insane passion for life and improving the lives of everyone around him. He was incredibly stubborn and annoying at times, but he was MY mate. You will be missed buddy!"
Cassie Bryant shared a series of pictures of her friend, who she had met on a Contiki Tour in 2011.
"This truly breaks my heart, such a beautiful soul, life of the party and an amazing person!" said Ms Bryant. "Such a tragic loss, so unfair..."