Monday 19 March 2018

The Great Gerry - In this week's Sunday Independent

He was one of our best-known, best-loved stars, and yet the recent anniversary of Gerry Ryan’s death passed largely unmarked by the media. An emblem of a decadent era – did he remind us too much of ourselves?

For all his talent and genius and charisma, the broadcaster, like all of us, had his faults.  He lived life in the fast lane and enjoyed a life of wealth and privilege, but died four years ago on his own and effectively broke. 

Inside this week’s Sunday Independent Barry Egan talks to his friends, Donal Lynch and Emily Hourican profile Morah and Melanie, the women who loved him,  Niamh Horan talks to Harry Crosbie about how he bailed him out and Julia Molony examines the deadly role cocaine played in Gerry’s tragically early passing.  

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