Thursday 27 October 2016

Editorial: Farewell to Derek Davis, a true gentlemen of Irish broadcasting

Derek Davis
Derek Davis

FAREWELL to Derek Davis, a true gentlemen of Irish broadcasting.

The late RTE presenter will be sorely missed by his colleagues, fans, friends and, most importantly, his loving family.

He was remembered yesterday as a storyteller, but one of the most important stories he told was about his lifelong battle with his weight.

His honesty about his health and his openness about his life after gastric bypass surgery are a lesson to us all.

Even in his final days, Derek was having an impact on Irish people, and shortly before his death he said his weight loss had given him a new lease of life.

His story most likely inspired many more people to do something to improve their well-being.

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