Fianna Fáil Party Leader, Micheál Martin TD, has extended his sympathies to the family of legendary broadcaster Larry Gogan.

The former 2FM broadcaster and DJ passed away today at the age of 81, following a career that spanned decades on Irish radio.

Deputy Martin said, “I would like to extend my sympathies and those of the Fianna Fáil Party to the family and friends of Larry Gogan following his passing today.

“Larry Gogan was a rare broadcasting treasure who touched the lives, not only of his family and friends, but the hundreds of thousands of people who welcomed him into their lives and their homes on the radio over the decades.

“Larry has left an incredible mark on Irish radio having worked with RTÉ for over 50 years, and as a presenter with 2FM for forty years. “

“The passing of Larry is the end of an era. He was a rare talent and a strong supporter of Irish music throughout his career. He has been described today as the greatest music DJ in Irish broadcasting history. Even after his official retirement from 2FM, he continued to work on digital station RTE Gold last year.

“Larry will be best remembered for his trademark voice and his legendary ‘Just a Minute Quiz’. He was a broadcaster who brought immense joy to his listeners and transcended generations.

“I wish to extend my sympathies to his children – Gerard, Orla, Grainne, David and Sinead, his grandchildren and entire family circle.”

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”