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1 of 1 Musician and journalist Richie Taylor who passed away aged 61 on Sunday
Musician and journalist Richie Taylor who passed away aged 61 on Sunday

Ian Dempsey, Ronan Keating and Dáithí Ó Sé are among those who have paid tribute to musician and showbiz journalist Richie Taylor who has passed away aged 61 following a stroke.

Richie "Milkboy" Taylor began his music career in the seventies in acts such as The Great Saturday Night Swindle, Rocky DeValera and the Gravediggers and later went on to join The Rhythm Kings, The Flash Harrys, The Wilf Brothers, and his own band The Twist.

He began working as a music journalist in the mid-80s, writing for In Dublin magazine and later The Sunday Press. In later years he had been working as a showbiz correspondent for The Irish Sun.

Mischievous and wise, Richie had a wry and amused take on the famous stars he met and interviewed over the years and was far more passionate about the music than the distractions of riches and fame.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra, and their three children. 

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