HE death has been announced of RTÈ broadcaster Larry Gogan.

He was aged 81.

He had worked for RTÈ  for almost six decades and was best known for his work as a DJ with RTÈ2fm.

Director General of RTÉ Dee Forbes described Larry Gogan as "a genuine national institution".

"He transcended generations - whether it was a hilarious moment on the Just a Minute Quiz, the breakneck countdown of the weekly top 40, or the first play of a Christmas song - Larry didn't just preserve these traditions, he created them," she added.

Head of RTÉ 2fm Dan Healy said: "Larry was a huge part of the foundation on which 2fm was built.

"He was, arguably, the greatest music DJ in Irish broadcasting history; that gorgeous voice; that genius with a link; that love for the music."

Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family on their loss.

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