Irish Broadcaster Gerry Ryan Found Dead

May 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
gerryDublin, Ireland, May 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Popular Irish broadcaster Gerry Ryan was found dead in his Dublin apartment on Friday. He failed to turn up for his morning radio show broadcast. The exact cause of the death of Gerry Ryan has not been disclosed to media sources. However, the managing director of the RTE Radio Claire Duignan on Friday said to a media source that Gerry Ryan was not well on Thursday and complained of illness. The latter has expressed intention of not coming to work on Friday. Claire Duignan maintained that the staff of the RTE Radio asked Gerry Ryan whether he needed any kind of medical help but the latter mentioned that he was fine and that he would not be coming for the Friday show.

Gerry Ryan used to live in his Dublin apartment alone after his separation from his wife Morah in 2008. The police discovered Gerry Ryan’s body on Friday and informed the radio Station RTE2. People from all over Ireland poured tributes messages for Gerry Ryan. From politicians to people related to the entertainment world everybody took the occasion to pay their last tribute to the broadcaster. Prime Minister of Ireland Brian Cowen praised Gerry Ryan as “one of the greats of modern Irish broadcasting”. He also added that Gerry Ryan was one such broadcaster who was not only informed and intelligent but also forthright and articulate. The Prime Minister also said that as a man Gerry Ryan was generous and witty.

The death of Gerry Ryan has come as a great shock for the television and radio broadcasting unit with which he had been related for a long time. The RTE2 on Friday halted its usual program and went for non-stop music play for an hour as its staff suffered the trauma of the death of one of their most loved colleague.

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