RTE legend Gerry Ryan’s younger brother has admitted it took two years to deal with the pain of his death.
The much-loved 2FM star was found dead in 2010 aged 53 – after a heart attack fueled by the use of cocaine in his Dublin apartment.
And Gerry’s brother Mick, 51, said it has been “very tough” to deal with the sudden death.
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He said: “It’s been tough, very tough. The grieving process normally kicks in immediately.
“But it took us two years before we were really able as a family to sit down and grieve.”
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And Mick – who works as a sound engineer in RTE – said Gerry’s ex-wife and kids are doing much better now.
He added: “The kids are doing fine. Morah is doing good. I’m doing good.”
RTE are planning to commemorate Gerry’s memory with a special plaque outside the radio building he used to work in.