Following the news of his death aged 85, tributes from the world of entertainment and media have poured in for the late broadcaster Larry Gogan.

In a statement, President Michael D. Higgins said Gogan "made an indelible impact on Irish music having promoted both up-and-coming and more established Irish musicians and sharing his infectious enthusiasm and passion for pop and rock music of all kinds."

He continued: "Blessed with one of the warmest voices in Irish broadcasting, Larry Gogan not only defined RTÉ's coverage of music, but also shaped the mould for many generations of DJs. 

"His 'Just A Minute’ quiz will continue to live in the minds of Irish people everywhere. 

"It was a great privilege to have had opportunities to meet him and discuss our shared love of music. 

"Sabina and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues."

RTÉ presenter Marty Whelan tweeted that Gogan was "a dear friend" and "a wonderful man".

"May he rest in peace," he added.

Liveline presenter Joe Duffy paid tribute to Gogan, saying he was "the soundtrack of our lives from the 1960s-2020s."

"I visited him ten days ago, he was in his usual great form with his loving family, his beautiful honeyed voice, the quick wit and deep intelligence shone through," he wrote on Twitter.

RTÉ presenter Marty Morrissey remembered Gogan as "a brilliant broadcaster who was so kind when the 'Just a Minute' Quiz questions were difficult."

2fm presenter Eoghan McDermott said: "Rest In Peace Larry Gogan. You were a legend and you were loved."

RTÉ News anchor Caitriona Perry tweeted: "Sad to hear this morning that the great ⁦@RTÉ⁩ DJ Larry Gogan has died. Another voice of Ireland over so many decades has passed away. RIP."

Sports broadcaster Des Cahill remembered Gogan as a "lovely fella", a "wonderful work colleague" and a "great family man".

2fm presenter Stephen Byrne said he was "heartbroken" to hear of Gogan's passing, and said the late broadcaster "made everyone feel welcome and important".

RTÉ presenter Carl Mullan shared a touching anecdote about the late broadcaster on Twitter.

TV presenter Sile Seoige said she was "so sad" to hear of Gogan's passing and said she has "such fond memories of working with him."

Actor Simon Delaney said it was a "sad day for broadcasting."

Presenter Fergal D'Arcy said Gogan was "the very reason so many of us got into radio." 

"His professionalism, sharp wit and tight style was a standard only achieved with diligence and great personality," he wrote.

TV presenter Lucy Kennedy described Gogan as "such a gentleman and true professional".

"He will be really missed," she added.

Irish Times journalist Conor Pope wrote: "More than any other, Larry Gogan was the radio voice of my childhood. He introduced me to music and I spent many, many hours, fingers poised on the tape deck, waiting for him to play the songs I liked. i met him several times and he was as lovely in real life as he was on radio."

Here are some more of the many tributes to Larry Gogan.


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