BBC broadcaster Paddy O’Flaherty has passed away.
The BBC have confirmed that Paddy died following a short illness on Monday at 73-years-old.
Paddy was known for hosting on BBC Radio Ulster, with presenter Noel Thompson announcing the news on Good Morning Ulster – as he paid tribute to the veteran broadcaster.
“He brought a big enthusiasm to every story and had the ability to turn even the most tedious story into the most fascinating.”
Since the news of his death, Twitter has been inundated with tributes.
Saddened to learn of the death of the doyen of Radio Ulster Paddy O’Flaherty.
— Chris Hagan (@hagan_utv) September 27, 2016
Radio Ulster broadcaster Paddy O’Flaherty has passed away. He came to my house to interview me when I was about 11; mesmerised by his voice
— Chris Holt (@HoltChris) September 27, 2016
Sad news. Paddy O’Flaherty. Great voice. Great journalist. Great man.
— Mike Nesbitt (@mikenesbittni) September 27, 2016
Sad to hear veteran reporter @bbcradioulster Paddy O’Flaherty has died. Had unique way of weaving actuality into packages
— Angelina Fusco (@FuscoTV) September 27, 2016