Published Monday, 27 August 2012
Flowers have been left at the supermarket after the employer's death on Friday. (© Pacemaker)
Billy Hunter was fired from his position at a north Belfast branch of supermarket chain Asda two years ago for allegedly asking a delivery driver to play The Sash instead of pop music.
He was later reinstated at the store after protesters picketed the supermarket on the Shore Road.
The 56-year-old died after allegedly setting himself on fire in Millisle in the early hours of Friday morning.
Flowers and sympathy cards have been left over the weekend at the supermarket where Hunter worked.
PSNI confirmed they investigated the circumstances of the death of a man in his 50s in the Ballywalter Road area on Friday.
A post-mortem was carried out and the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Hunter served 14 years in jail after receiving a life sentence for the murder of Thomas and John McErlane in 1975.
The Catholic brothers were work colleagues of Mr Hunter's when he lured them to a flat in the Mount Vernon estate and shot them both in the head.