RTE Announce Special Edition Of Late Late Show To Honour Gay Byrne
RTE have announced details of a special edition of the Late Late Show to honour the late Gay Byrne.
The veteran broadcaster passed away today at the age of 85 after a long illness.
Byrne hosted the chat show from it's beginning in 1962 until 1999 before it was taken over by Pat Kenny and then current host Ryan Tubridy.
Today RTE revealed it would air a tribute show to it's former host tomorrow evening at 9:35pm.
Current host of The Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy, expressed his grief at the news of Gay's passing:
"It is with enormous and profound sadness that I heard of the passing of my friend and mentor, Gay Byrne.
"He was the master, a once off and the likes of which we will never see again.
"I watched him as a child, worked alongside him as a young man and he guided me as I grew older and I will forever be indebted to him.
"We in RTE have lost a friend, a family have lost a father and a husband and the country has lost an icon. May he rest in peace."
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