Veteran sports broadcaster Jimmy Magee has died at the age of 82 after an illness, after a long and successful sports commentating career.
Jimmy, known as the "Memory Man", commentated on boxing, soccer, and gaelic games for more than 60 years, and tributes have been flowing in from those who worked alongside him.
Many in the media industry cited him as a brilliant mentor, and have been sharing memories of the broadcasting great on social media this morning.
Another man from the soundtrack of my life departs, as he would say himself "different class". Rip #jimmymagee
— Ross Horgan (@RossHorgan) September 20, 2017
For younger readers, Jimmy Magee used to be the internet for sport.
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) September 20, 2017
Jimmy Magee #rip another gone from the sound track of our youth. Unbelievably supportive, always positive, different class..
— Ryle Nugent (@ryle_nugent) September 20, 2017
Very sad news the passing of Jimmy Magee. What he didn't know about Irish sport wasn't worth knowing. A gentleman too ????#RIP
— Alan Cawley (@alancaw) September 20, 2017
"Hey memory man do you remember where our hotel is" asked a tired and emotional fan of Jimmy the morning after we beat England #jimmymagee
— Oisin Langan (@oisinlangan) September 20, 2017
RIP Jimmy Magee. Our song was "Seven Spanish Angels"... the best travel companion ever. A pure rogue for the Craic.❤️ pic.twitter.com/PNJL9BlGaf
— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) September 20, 2017
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) September 20, 2017
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