Death of a Legend

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    One of Irelands favorite Radio and TV presenters was found dead in his apartment yesterday - Gerry Ryan - a true interviewing hero died aged just 56 years old - Gerry was always willing to take on the corrupt politicians and social issues that many would have prefered to hide from - A great man - A Great loss - I know many here wont know Gerry but I had to pay tribute to him smile

  2. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Gerry Ryan a Tribute

    Gerry you were a hero
    One of the very best
    You were fearless and professional
    And so stood out from the rest
    Your interviews were magic
    No stone was left unturned
    Without your searching character
    Much would have went unlearned
    I am sorry that you’re gone now
    Things just won’t be the same
    You were one of a kind
    A replacement not easy to find
    I know you are in heaven
    For that’s where you belong
    We will not forget you
    We the ordinary folk
    Your witty yarns
    And spontaneous joke
    Take care now in Heaven
    I’m sure God has work for you
    I guess God just wanted
    A famous Ryan interview

    Slan

  3. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    I take great offence that you have placed spam on a thread where I am paying tribute to a good man who died yesterday - what goes around comes around my friend.

  4. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    thanks for removing the spam.

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    seasoningposted 8 years ago

    hi my work place will never be the same without his voice echoing around the place. am in the u.k. my daughter told me, but i have no details.  Do you know wha he died of.  slan

  6. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    It appears to have been a heart attack - sad day

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 8 years ago

    our thoughts are with him for sure, irish.

    he obviously touched many people

    we'll keep this thread alive

    Bye Gerry

    sad

  8. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    thanks Kimberly

    1. itakins profile image82
      itakinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very sad news-the end of an era ,prematurely!

  9. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    itakins - well said an era indeed smile

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    poetlorraineposted 8 years ago

    he will be missed for sure....

  11. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    he certainly will watched him do great interview with Hailey Mills Thursday night

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      poetlorraineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i really used to like Hayley Mills, not seen her for ages.  He was advertising a charity on airplane last week, when we were coming home from America.

  12. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    you do travel dont you - I am a home bird - ireland is my real love smile

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      poetlorraineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      well i am very old i have a son who is a teacher in Florida, he has a son with autism, his wife is American, so we went to see the family.   i am from greater Manchester originally.  We come up to Belfast sometimes for short breaks...... so you are irish, i am not but i have grandchildren with good irish names now.  Erin, Cian and Aidan....

  13. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    actually the old word i think is badly misused - I know many 'young' people who are as interesting as a stone - so I like to think of people as being mature in wisdom - mind you there are many who should have wisdom but dont smile

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      poetlorraineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      love ya.. i am a wise old woman... i mature like fine wine, as my hub of the same title explains, wil read more of your hubs, as i so liked the one i read today or was it yesterday?

  14. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    If you get time read a chapter of my book and let me know how it is written - is it easy to follow - that type of thing - i would appreciate that

  15. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Quick Hijack Irish I need you to check the comment I left on your Hubtrails Hub.
    Sorry for the Hijack.

  16. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    thanks Ohma just going there was hoping for comment smile

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 8 years ago

    Gerry needs a bit of a bump

    with love and much respect

    xo

    1. itakins profile image82
      itakinsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bump for Gerry RIP

  18. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 8 years ago

    RIP Gerry smile

  19. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Nice - well said Origin

 
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