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RTÉ Broadcaster Gay Byrne Dies Aged 85

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He forged a legendary career on Irish television and radio.

RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne has died at the age of 85.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen, daughters Suzy and Crona and their families.

He forged a legendary career in Irish broadcasting, best known for hosting The Late Late Show for 37 years.

Niall Colbert looks back on the life of the Irish entertainment icon:

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the broadcaster.

He describes Gay Byrne as a man of great charisma, who possessed effortless wit, charm, and had a flair for broadcasting. 

He said - through his work in radio and on television - he challenged Irish society, and shone a light not only on the bright but also the dark sides of Irish life.

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