South Florida doctor falls to his death during vacation in Ibiza

Kendall Regional Medical Center to honor Dr. Daniel Sirovich on Wednesday

Dr. Daniel Sirovich died while attempting to take a picture of a beautiful beach in Ibiza, Spain, his fiancée's mother told the Staten Island Advance.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Dr. Daniel Sirovich died while attempting to take a picture of a beautiful beach in Ibiza, Spain, his fiancée's mother told the Staten Island Advance.

Sirovich's friends in South Florida are mourning him after he died Wednesday during his vacation in Ibiza, Spain, a family friend reported on GoFundMe. He was 34.

Diario De Ibiza reported Sirovich fell about 82 feet in an area known as Atlantis near Sa Pedrera de Cala d'Hort. Sirovich was with his fiancée, Kristi Kelly, a physician's assistant student in Miami, according to Sirovich's friend, Gui Ramos.

Kelly's mother, Mary Ann Kelly, said her daughter told her Sirovich, who was born in Brazil, was attempting to take a photograph of the beach when he stepped off a trail, slipped and couldn't stop himself from falling, according to the Staten Island Advance

Sirovich's Facebook status updates show he studied biology/medicine at Rutgers University. According to his Kendall Regional Medical Center biography, Sirovich grew up in Kearny, New Jersey, and he was an American University medical school graduate.

After his residency at KRMC's trauma center, he had plans to move to Boston to work at an intensive care unit and wed Kelly next year. Sirovich's co-workers are planning a vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the KRMC's Room 758 at 11750 SW 40 St. in Kendall. 

"Dr. Daniel Sirovich was a wonderful member of the Kendall Regional Medical Center family as he spent three years here as an Emergency Medicine Resident," a hospital spokesman said Monday in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends & all that knew him!" 

R.I.P Dannyboy

Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our minds hold the memories. Our hearts keep the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again... This is by far the hardest thing that I ever had to write as I shake behind this keyboard.... Yesterday I lost one of my closest friends, my brother Daniel Dannyboy (Goku). Danny was by far the person with the most life that I have ever met. He gave 120% in everything he did, from his studies, to work, to loving Kristi Kelly, his family, and friends. To living life to the fullest and truly enjoying each and every moment, seeing the whole world and appreciating every detail in music. He sacrificed 16 years of his life into his studies & work (where he finished top of his class in medical school), finally reaching his life's ultimate goal this year. Where he was moving to Boston in 10 days for the position he waited so long for, to be a Doctor in the intensive care trauma unit. Someone who saved many lives and didn't receive the opportunity to have someone save his... We had some of the best times and nights of our lives together, so many memories and stories that we could have written an endless book. Someone who always pushed me to be better, who believed in me, even in moments that I didn't fully believe in myself. I'll forever hold all the lessons I learned from you since day one brother... We just had dinner 1 week ago, and you wouldn't stop saying how excited you were to be moving closer to home, to your family & friends, how much you wanted to be a part of Leo's life & see him grow up, and all the goals and plans we had for the future... I'm just glad I got to share with you how proud we all were of you, Kristi and your accomplishments... I promise to do my best to take care of Kristi and your family for you, as you would have done for me! It was an honor sharing this lifetime with you brother... I love you and will forever hold the memories we shared together. Until we meet again... Rest in Peace. 💔 On behalf of Danny's family, we all appreciate all of you sending messages and offering to help. Please see this GoFundMe link for more information and share with your friends if possible. Thank you.

Posted by Gui Ramos on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Logging on facebook to hear such terrible news. One of the kindest, smartest, most positive souls I have met Daniel...

Posted by Gil Dery on Thursday, August 15, 2019

CDV the place where we have had many amazing memories. very sad today after getting the news about the fire....

Posted by Daniel Dannyboy on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Off to Saint Marteen with the love of my life. Looking forward to disconnect for a few days and surround ourselves with...

Posted by Daniel Dannyboy on Friday, March 15, 2019

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