Monday 20 November 2017

'Dad wouldn't want me to sulk' - Rex Ryan honours father Gerry by living life 'with vigour and love'

Rex Ryan
Rex Ryan
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The son of the late Gerry Ryan has revealed that he doesn't sulk about the radio host's untimely death but instead goes out and lives his life "with vigour and love".

The popular RTE 2FM host suffered a massive heart attack and died in April 2010.

Graphic narrative: Gerry Ryan. Photo: Mark Condren
Graphic narrative: Gerry Ryan. Photo: Mark Condren

And speaking in today's Irish Sun, his eldest son Rex reveals that he has never had a day where he thought "I am cool with that."

However the 28-year-old reveals that they had a great life together.

He told the Irish Sun: "He was a great dad. We were always on the same page.

"There was never anything forced between us. I was a kid who enjoyed hanging around with my dad more than my mates."

Rex Ryan went on to say that he was grateful for the "happy times" they had together. "I am so proud of what he achieved with his limited time on earth.

"There is that ridiculous word 'closure'. I don't want closure. I don't want to close anything."

He continued: "It is always going to be what it was. The best way you can honour someone who has died is to live your life with vigour and love.

"Dad wouldn't want me to sulk. He would want me to go out and embrace life like he did. I think my whole family embraced that."

Rex, who works as an actor, went on to speak about his new podcast Let's have Rex.

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