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U2 post touching tribute to Gay Byrne

The broadcaster will be laid to rest in Dublin today

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U2 have posted a touching tribute to the late Gay Byrne.

The legendary broadcaster will be laid to rest in Dublin today, following his funeral mass at St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral.

Taking to Twitter, the band posted photos of Gay’s final Late Late Show back in 1999, when he had Bono and Larry Mullen Jnr on as his guests.

U2 wrote: “As Graham Norton said, ‘He allowed people to exist – people who hadn’t existed before. He put them on the TV. And you went, ‘Oh right. They’re alive. They’re in the world. They have an opinion. They have thoughts’. And as a young person growing up it was incredibly influential'”.

U2 first appeared on The Late Late Show in January 1980.

During Gay’s final Late Late Show in May 1999, Bono and Larry Mullen Jnr famously gifted the telly host a Harley Davidson motorcycle.