Outpour of tributes for Gay Byrne on the first anniversary of his passing

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of Irish legend Gay Byrne. The presenter sadly passed away on November 04th, 2019 at the age of 85.

To pay tribute to Gay on the first anniversary, many Irish stars have taken to social media to share some kind words.

Radio presenter Joe Duffy wrote “GAY BYRNE SUNRISE 5/8/1934 SUNSET 4/11/2019. R.I.P.” while Marty Whelan shared a photo of himself and Gay, captioning the image, “Thinking of the great broadcaster, idol and friend Gay on his first anniversary today. Miss those catch ups over coffee.”

The Twitter accounts of The Late Late Show, which Gay hosted for 37 years, and RTÉ One also paid their respects. With The Late Late Show saying “Today we’re thinking of our dear friend, Gay Byrne, on the first anniversary of his death. Sending our love to Kathleen and family.”

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