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Gay Byrne suffers heart attack

Gay Byrne

ADOPTED Donegal son and long-term broadcaster Gay Byrne suffered a heart attack on Tuesday but is on the mend today (Wednesday).
RTE issued a statement on Tuesday night in which his family said the 81 year-old is on the mend but asked for privacy at this time.
“RTE can confirm that Gay Byrne suffered a heart attack yesterday and is recovering well in hospital. The Byrne family have asked for privacy at this time.
“All his friends and colleagues across RTE are thinking of him and wish him all the best with his recovery,” said the statement.
The talk show host spent this year’s festive period surrounded by his family and close friends.
He and wife Kathleen spend much of their time at their holiday home in Dungloe which they have enjoyed for decades.
Earlier this year Gaybo (as he is popularly known) officially launched the Donegal Tourism brochure at Glenveagh Castle.

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