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Topic of the Day - Gerry Ryan Tribute

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

We were saddened to hear of the untimely death of much loved broadcaster Gerry Ryan last Friday. The extent of just how popular he was came to light over the weekend, as thousands of fans paid tribute to him by signing books of condolences and leaving messages on-line. Gerry Ryan's funeral will take place on Thursday and will be broadcast live on 2fm from midday. Thousands of people have been paying tribute on specially-dedicated websites today to the RTÉ broadcaster. A Book of Condolence at the Mansion House in Dublin will be kept open until 6pm this evening such has been the demand to sign it.

Broadcaster Evelyn O'Rourke hosted a special tribute show for Gerry on Saturday and again this morning. Evelyn now joins us on the Afternoon Show to tell us about the kind of response that she got from Gerry Ryan's listeners over the weekend.