Tributes from friends and colleagues have been pouring in for RTÉ Radio 1 presenter Sandy Harsch, who has died at the age of 76.

Stephen Averill of Dublin band The Trouble Pilgrims, said, "It was with a deep sadness and loss that I learnt that my friend and colleague Sandy Harsch - a giant of radio broadcasting - had passed away. All who knew her will miss her greatly."

Radio 1 presenter John Creedon said, "Few have known and loved their music like our colleague Sandy Harsch #RIP. Still play this box-set she sent me 20yrs ago. A generous spirit."

Sandy's fellow Radio 1 presenter Lilian Smith tweeted, "My lovely friend, my brilliant colleague, my Radio sister #RIP Sandy Harsch xx"

So saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Sandy Harsch last night. Sandy was a superb on air CMA award winning talent and possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of  all things Country. Our national airwaves will...

— Howard Dee (@HowardDee2) November 20, 2018

Rhode Island native Sandy is survived by her two daughters and a sister