Gerry Ryan

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Gerard Ryan
Gerry Ryan.jpg
Gerry Ryan pictured at the opening of the Grand Canal Theatre in March 2010, the month before his death.
Born
Gerard Ryan

(1956-06-04)4 June 1956
Died30 April 2010(2010-04-30) (aged 53)
NationalityIrish
EducationLaw degree
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin (TCD)
OccupationBroadcaster
Years active1979–2010
AgentNoel Kelly[1][2]
Notable credit(s)
The Gerry Ryan Show
Eurovision Song Contest 1994
Secrets
Ryantown
Gerry Ryan Tonight
Ryan Confidential
Operation Transformation
The Late Late Show (2008)
Spouse(s)Morah Brennan (1982–2008)
Partner(s)Melanie Verwoerd
Children5

Gerard Ryan (4 June 1956 – 30 April 2010) was an Irish radio and television presenter. He worked for Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). He presented The Gerry Ryan Show on radio station RTÉ 2fm each weekday morning from 1988 until his death.

Ryan hosted several series of television shows, including Secrets, Gerry Ryan Tonight, Ryantown, Gerry Ryan's Hitlist, Ryan Confidential and the first three series of Operation Transformation.

Ryan was found dead in his Dublin home on 30 April 2010, aged 53.[3][4] The cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia caused by cocaine usage.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Monaghan, Gabrielle (2 May 2010). "Gerry Ryan: 'Ireland's cleverest interviewer'". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  2. Cummiskey, Gavin (24 April 2010). "Gloves off". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 2 March 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2010. Among others, [Bernard Dunne] is on to Noel Kelly of the celebrity management company, a stable Dunne shares with Ryan Tubridy, Gerry Ryan, Gráinne Seoige, Craig Doyle.
  3. "RTÉ broadcaster Gerry Ryan found dead in Dublin". The Irish Times. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  4. "Top Irish Broadcaster Found Dead At Home". Sky News. 30 April 2010. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  5. "Cocaine 'likely trigger' in RTÉ star Gerry Ryan's death". BBC News. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  6. "Ryan inquest told of cocaine use". The Irish Times. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 10 December 2010.