Tributes have flooded in from across the country and beyond for Ireland’s best known broadcaster, Gay Byrne.
The Dublin presenter’s death has been announced this afternoon by his family who were around the 85-yr-old’s bedside at the time of his passing.
According to RTE, his family have released the following statement:
“It is with sadness that Kathleen, Crona and Suzy wish to announce that their beloved Gay has died peacefully at home today, surrounded by his family.
“We wish to thank everybody for their love and support during Gay’s illness. Particularly the wonderful teams in the Mater Hospital, St Francis Hospice and the Irish Cancer Society”.
More to follow.