irishtimes.com – Last Updated: Friday, April 30, 2010, 14:55
RTÉ presenter Gerry Ryan has been found dead at his apartment in Dublin.
The alarm was raised after Ryan (53) failed to show up this morning for the 2fm radio show he has presented since 1988.
He was found at his apartment in Ballsbridge.
The cause of death is unknown at present but foul play is not suspected.
In addition to his popular radio programme, the controversial broadcaster presented a host of television programmes, including Ryan Confidential, Gerry Ryan Tonight, Ryantown, Gerry Ryan’s Hitlist and Operation Transformation.
He co-presented the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest from Dublin’s Point Theatre and replaced Pat Kenny for an edition of The Late Late Show in 2008.
He published his autobiography – Would the Real Gerry Ryan Please Stand Up – in 2008.
Ryan is survived by his estranged wife Morah and their five children