By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline. The Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne has died surrounded by his family aged 85 after a long battle with cancer. Tributes have poured in for the broadcaster with friends remembering him as 'a master and one-off, the likes of which we'll never see again'. RTE Director-General, Dee Forbes, said: 'We are all greatly saddened by the passing of Gay Byrne who has been a household name in this country for so many years,' she said. Ireland's president Michael D Higgins, described Byrne as a man 'of great charisma' after hearing of his death.
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Micheal Martin says first quarter vaccine supply 'disappointing' but gives hope for April. November 4 marks the one-year anniversary of the year-old TV and radio behemoth's sad death after a long battle with prostate cancer. The Dubliner had a broadcasting career that spanned over six decades and he was at the anchor of The Late Late Show for over half of those 60 years. Speaking at the funeral of the presenter and journalist last year, Suzy said that her dad had accepted he was going to die. In her eulogy to her beloved father, she said Gay only wanted two things before he was laid to rest. She said: "Dad had no fear of death.
Broadcasting legend Gay Byrne has died aged 85
Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. On an episode of the Late Late discussing the AIDS crisis, Byrne described the safe use of condoms, accompanied by an instructional video. The video demonstration lasted for a few minutes and was followed by discussion from the audience, some of whom described their shock and surprise. Murphy had an affair with former Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey and said he was the father of her son Peter. Peter was born in when Casey was the Bishop of Kerry.
As Ireland mourns their beloved Gaybo the country's State broadcaster, RTE needs a dose of reality as of the 1, staff stand to lose their jobs in He was 85 and had been battling cancer for several years. But nevertheless it was a shock and people all over Ireland mourned the loss of a man with whom they felt a special connection. There was the feeling that his death marked the end of an era in Irish broadcasting, one of integrity and courage as well as an irrepressible sense of fun. The tributes to Gaybo as he was fondly called drew attention to the extraordinary influence he had on Irish society over several decades.