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Statement on the death of Larry Gogan

Date: Tue 7th Jan, 2020 | 09:44

“People all over Ireland will have been greatly saddened by the news of the death of Larry Gogan, legendary broadcaster and much loved DJ.

For six decades, Larry 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.

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.”