Gay Byrne

Gay Byrne
1934 - 2019
Gay Byrne  Irish TV Personality

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Irish TV Personality Gay Byrne was born Gabriel Mary Byrne on 5th August, 1934 in Dublin, Ireland and passed away on 4th Nov 2019 Howth, Co. Dublin aged 85. He is most remembered for The Late Late Show. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Gay Byrne is a member of the following lists: 1934 births, People from County Dublin and Jacob's Award winners.


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First Name Gabriel
Middle Name Mary
Last Name Byrne
Full Name at Birth Gabriel Mary Byrne
Alternative Name Gay Byrne, Uncle Gay
Age 85 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th August, 1934
Birthplace Dublin, Ireland
Died 4th November, 2019
Place of Death Howth, Co. Dublin
Cause of Death Cancer
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color White
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality Irish
Occupation Text Broadcaster of radio and television
Occupation TV Personality
Claim to Fame The Late Late Show
Year(s) Active 1958–2019, 1958–2019

Gabriel Mary "Gay" Byrne (5 August 1934 – 4 November 2019) was an Irish presenter and host of radio and television. His most notable role was first host of The Late Late Show over a 37-year period spanning 1962 until 1999. The Late Late Show is the world's second longest-running chat show. He was affectionately known as "Uncle Gay", "Gaybo" or "Uncle Gaybo". His time working in Britain with Granada Television saw him become the first person to introduce The Beatles on screen and Byrne was later the first to introduce Boyzone on screen in 1993.

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