Aideen Kennedy: Tributes paid after ‘kindest, sweetest’ Irish TV presenter dies at 43

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Tributes have been paid to in style Irish tv presenter and journalist Aideen Kennedy who has died on the age of 43 following a terminal sickness.

Her passing got here hours after she shared on social media that she was receiving palliative care.

In a tweet posted on Friday, she requested her followers to “preserve an eye fixed out” for her kids, Jacob and Eva, whom she described because the “kindest, sweetest most considerate kiddies”.

She posted an image of the children together with a picture of the cardboard they made for her, which learn: “To Mummy, I hope you get properly quickly. I really like you hundreds.”

A number of of Ms Kennedy’s former colleagues at UTV posted tributes to her.

A spokeswoman for the channel mentioned in an announcement: “The UTV household is deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of former colleague and pal Aideen Kennedy.

“A very gifted reporter, she spent a few years at UTV bringing viewers tales from throughout Northern Eire.

“We want to lengthen our heartfelt sympathies to her household at this very unhappy time.”

DUP MP Emma Little Pengelly mentioned: “Our time right here on earth is finished.

“I grieve for that. No extra ache, or sickness for you now. No extra sorrow or trauma.”

Former political editor at UTV Ken Reid tweeted: “Tonight the thought Aideen is now not with us is simply heartbreaking.

“An honest soul who suffered an excessive amount of. The information has surprised many people. All of us have to take care. God bless her. RIP.”

And the BBC’s Barra Finest tweeted: “So sorry to listen to this. Aideen was at all times pretty to satisfy out whereas overlaying a narrative. RIP.”

Ms Kennedy can also be survived by her dad and mom, Noel and Maura.

She revealed in an interview with the Belfast Telegraph in 2019 that she misplaced her older sister Fiona to most cancers in 2016, and that her brother Dara had died from a mind tumour lower than a yr earlier on the age of 35.

In the meantime, her older brother Rory was killed when he was only a yr previous in a street accident.

Ms Kennedy mentioned within the interview: “My mum Maura and pa Noel are the strongest and loveliest folks I do know. With my mum being a instructor and my dad initially from Argentina, the character of our household has at all times had the youngsters on the forefront.

“We’re very people-orientated as a household. We had been a really shut household and we did rather a lot collectively.”

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