Connor McShane (Sparkles)

June 28, 1996July 16, 2021

Connor McShane passed away at the age of 25 on Friday, July 16, 2021. He was a talented artist and DJ who leaves behind two parents, Lisa and Rick, stepfather Atul, and younger siblings Reece, Serena and Aaron who love him more than words can express. He also leaves behind too many friends to list around Austin and in his home town of Houston, Texas.

Connor was known for his enormous heart and his listening ear, he made friends everywhere he went. He was always upbeat, spontaneous and quick with a joke or a smile… his trademark saying was “I’m doing GREEEAT”.

A public memorial service will be held for Connor at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home at 2620 South Congress in Austin on Sunday, July 25th. Viewing to begin at 1 pm, following with the service from 3 pm. There will be no graveside service. His family encourages everyone who knew and loved Connor to join them in sharing memories and celebrating his life.


Connor McShane (Sparkles)

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July 25, 2021

KIDDO!!!!! Ooooo how full of life you've always been !!!! It’s been a blast seeing and hearing of your life adventures and success! How blessed you are to share that part of you and lift others ALWAYS! You will be missed tremendously! The love and pride your family carries for you will never stop! I hope you always know and feel how much you are loved ... my sister always wrapped you n Reese in her arms n heart and loves you both as her own! Keep bringing the love and sparkles darling!! Spread your wings and watch over your family! 🥰🙏🏻 Amen!

Taimok Tomahawk

July 23, 2021

Man sorry my brother you were a very nice and humble person loved when I use to come by Kung fu and we have a few laughs can’t believe this news man I just saw you about week ago ,we were both cashing our checks I have no other words man gone to soon may you Rest In Peace brother until we meet again so sad to hear this wow
Your friend Tomahawk

Morgan Allen

July 23, 2021

Being your Girlfriend the last 2 years has been my honor. Thank you for choosing me to spend your time with. Thank you for loving me with every ounce you had. Thank you for all the kind gestures you did for me. Connor would make me food during my work days at home and I love to cook but this guy would kick me out of the kitchen. He was so particular about things like how much milk goes in the Mac and cheese 😅 or we must have every ingredient to make certain items. He was always googling and had to follow directions to the T and hated that I’m a eyeball it kind of cook. We went to a couple weddings in the last 2 years I’m so grateful to have been able to spend time with him. We would frequent 6th street and we would also stay home and watch movies with take out as well. He loved being a social butterfly and knew no stranger. DJing and tattooing were his dreams and he accomplished some pretty cool goals for himself. There’s too many memories to put into writing. Connor was the most loving person and boyfriend. He was a great dog and cat dad. He loved our animals so much. He was so so so kind and he will be so missed. I love you Connor. 💕 Until I see you again. I know your watching over us all.

Taylor Maxson

July 22, 2021

I met Connor shortly after moving here about 4-5 years ago. We worked together promoting for 2 of those years. He always had a smile on his face; it was infectious. He was one of the most down to earth, funny, charismatic people I’ve ever met. I’m going to miss the random heart to heart talks, the blissful energy he brought to shows, watching the sunrise after staying out all night with us crazies, and just the overall love and support that he had for his friends. I am blessed to have met you Connor McShane. Rest in paradise friend, see ya on the flip side

Michelle Bzoski

July 22, 2021

Sparkles 💕 you were always one of my biggest supporters. Every time you entered a room a light entered. You’re such vibrant energy and we are all blessed to have known you. I’ll see you on the other side, my friend. I’ll never forget our accidental matching sunglasses 😂🥰

Daniel Foisie

July 22, 2021

Over the years, both of us having sons close in age, we shared a lot of stories about our boys growing up and becoming men. But my best memory was when we took Connor and Ryan on the fly fishing trip. Spending several days together without social media and just conversation , I realized how intelligent and funny Connor was. He will be truly missed. Sending prayers.

Evan Mathis

July 22, 2021

I don’t know how to feel. You were such a best friend to me. You made me believe that I’d be okay in Austin. From dancing with you until we meet again please know how much I love you. I can’t put into words to hug you again. That day will come

Daniela Black

July 21, 2021

I have known Connor since he was 5/6 years old through working with his mom at her clinic for the last almost 20 years , her babies became my babies and over the years shared in all the joys and pits of motherhood together and one memory of Connor we tell over and over between us is how Connor who at the time was a teenager needed a immunization shot for school so he came to his moms office not knowing that was the reason and so I told his mom I got this and talked to Connor who said nope not doing it after thinking I convinced him due to his sweet charm and adorable smile I left the room to get my things , upon my return he was gone I searched the clinic no Connor and thinking I have just lost my boss’s kid I was terrified…only to find out he ran out of the clinic around the building and called his grandmother to pick him up ! I was so mad because I was scared I lost him and typical Connor when he came back flashed that smile that nobody can stay mad at and said sorry . I will forever remember his charm and smile and how sweet his heart was .. This is not goodbye but see ya later !!!

Josh Washington

July 21, 2021

I’ve known Connor since he was around 7-8 and watched him grow up into a wonderful young man. Sending my condolences to Connor’s family in their time of need.

Perry Turner

July 21, 2021


I remember one evening years ago in South Carolina, you and I talking over dinner about our sons being of the same age and their love of the outdoors. As a father, I understood the pride and love you had for Connor as you spoke fondly of him- That love will continue on.

Know that my thoughts, prayers, love are with you my friend and the McShane family.


Perry W. Turner