Leading north Belfast loyalist Ihab Shoukri has died.
The 34-year-old died in Newtownabbey on Saturday night. Police are not treating it as suspicious - it is believed he died of a drug overdose.
Shoukri, 34, originally from the Westland estate, was jailed for 15 months in June after admitting being a member of the UDA and supporting it.
He had been arrested along with a number of other men at a north Belfast bar where a UDA 'show of strength' was being planned.
Ihab Shoukri and his brother Andre were expelled from the UDA two years ago after setting up a breakaway faction in south east Antrim.