Irish media icon Gay Byrne has passed away
Irish media icon Gay Byrne has passed away - Image Credit Irish Mirror

The Irish media legend that is Gay Byrne as sadly passed away.

The death has been announced of RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne.He was 85 and had been ill for some time. 

In a statement, his family said: “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”.

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

Rest in peace Gay Byrne #Legend