Patrick Kenney Jr (right) leaves behind his wife Lauren (left) and their two children (Picture: GoFundMe)
A father-of-two died after accidentally stabbing himself with a knife that he had around his neck.
Patrick Kenney Jr, 42, was found with a knife wound outside Kowloon Restaurant in Saugus, Massachusetts, on Saturday night.
He was hurt by a knife that was attached to something he wore on his neck, several sources told NewsCenter5.
Pat leaves behind behind wife Lauren and their two children Ava and Patrick.
Patrick Kenney Jr was found in the Kowloon Restaurant parking lot off Route 1 shortly after 9pm on Saturday (Picture: WCVB)
Lauren’s sister, Liz Boucher, started a GoFundMe page that said: ‘In the midst of an indescribable loss, we turn to you for support and unity.
‘Pat was not just a loving father; he was also Lauren’s best friend and confidant. His sudden absence has created a void that words cannot fill.
Money donated to a GoFundMe page for Patrick Kenney Jr will go toward his children’s education (Picture: GoFundMe)
‘As we navigate this challenging time, our main focus is ensuring that the children receive the support necessary to navigate their daily lives amid these newfound challenges.’
Pat, of Milton, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was pronounced dead.
Kenney and his family frequented Kowloon Restaurant for years. The Wong family, which owns the establishment, said Kenney took a bus from the South Shore to have dinner there with friends and family.
The family said: ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family. Nothing else matters at this time. We ask that people don’t jump to conclusions until an investigation is completed.’
District Attorney Paul Tucker and police chief Michael Ricciardelli said in a join statement: ‘This incident appears to be accidental, and no additional parties are believed to be involved.’
The GoFundMe page had raised more than $69,000 as of Tuesday evening.
Kenney died about a month after a newlywed man from Ohio died in a waterskiing freak accident on his honeymoon in St Lucia.
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