It's hard to believe that seven years ago today, Gerry Ryan passed away. While he is gone from the airwaves, he is certainly not forgotten as his fans and friends have been paying tribute to the broadcasting great to mark his anniversary.

The RTÉ 2fm legend, who hosted The Gerry Ryan Show every weekday morning from 1988 and also presented Ryan Confidential on RTÉ One, died suddenly at his apartment on Dublin's Leeson Street in April 2010, aged just 53.

Good friend and colleague Ryan Tubridy took to Instagram to pay tribute to the star, posting a picture of the pair sharing a bottle of wine and what we can only imagine was the most mischievous of chats - oh to be a fly on that wall.

Tubs added the caption: "Seven years ago today we said goodbye way too early. #theryanline"

Fellow broadcasters Martin King and Ian Dempsey echoed The Late Late Show host's sentiments, reflecting that it's hard to believe seven years have passed since Ryan's death.

Dempsey also reckons his late friend would have had great fun with Snapchat and US President Donald Trump.

Fans also took to social media to pay tribute, with many of them thanking Ryan for making a huge impact on their lives.

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In 2014, a bronze tile in memory of the late broadcaster was laid outside the RTÉ Radio Centre.