Tributes pour in for Biddy White Lennon who has passed away
Tributes have poured in for much-loved author and actress, Biddy White Lennon who passed away.
The Dublin native is best known for her starring role as Maggie Riordan in the ground-breaking RTE TV drama, ‘The Riordans’ more than 30 years ago and more recently for hosting the ‘Great Irish Bake-Off’ on TV3.
RTE and Newstalk broadcaster, Norah Casey led tributes online.
"I’m devastated to hear that the beautiful and passionate Biddy White Lennon has left us," she wrote online. "She was an amazing inspiration."
"We all loved her," said fellow Bake-Off judge Anna Nolan. "Very sad to hear of the passing of my Bake Off companion and judge."
"RTÉ is saddened to hear about the death of our former colleague Biddy White Lennon," read a statement from the broadcaster on Saturday.
"Biddy, who worked on both television and radio in RTÉ will always be fondly remembered for her role as Maggie in 'The Riordans'.
"Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time. May she rest in peace."
Very sad to hear of the passing of my Bake Off companion and judge Biddy White Lennon. We all loved her.— Anna Nolan (@annanolan70) November 25, 2017
Farewell Biddy White Lennon. I will miss your great wit & wisdom and your many thoughtful kindnesses to me. Ireland has lost a fearless advocate of real food. She spoke truth to power wherever she went with disarming charm. It’s so hard to say goodbye. https://t.co/GF9DG7wUEe— Ross Golden Bannon (@goldenshots) November 25, 2017
I’m devastated to hear that the beautiful and passionate Biddy White Lennon has left us - she was an amazing inspiration when we started @FoodAndWineMag Reataurant of the Year #MissedbyusAll #Raiseaglass @foodguild @EurotoquesIrl https://t.co/LLLFN12ecl— Norah Casey (@NorahCasey) November 24, 2017
Ms Lennon was highly regarded in the culinary world and was Chairwoman of the IrishFood Writers Guild.
Food&Wine Magazine sent their condolences to her family and friends on Twitter while fans of The Riordans shared their "fond memories of Sunday nights long ago".