Irish Radio Star Gerry Ryan Dies
May 3, 2010 at 4:08 AM (PT)
Longtime Top 40 RTE 2FM/IRELAND morning man GERRY RYAN has passed away. RYAN, 53, was found dead at his DUBLIN apartment on FRIDAY (4/30) after failing to turn up for his show; a police investigation was underway but foul play was not suspected. He had reportedly complained of feeling unwell the day before his passing.
Starting his career in pirate radio at ALTERNATIVE RADIO DUBLIN and BIG D, RYAN joined national broadcaster RTE RADIO 2 (now 2FM) in 1979. He hosted late nights before taking over mornings on 2FM in 1988. RYAN also hosted several TV shows, including "RYAN CONFIDENTIAL," and co-hosted the 1994 EUROVISION Song Contest.