Award winning broadcaster, environmentalist and Irish Examiner columnist Dick Warner has died.
The 70-year-old is thought to have passed away this morning after becoming ill while on a boat trip in Galway.
His career in TV and radio spanned more than 40 years and he was best known for his waterways television documentaries.
His final column will appear in Monday's Irish Examiner, you can read the online version when it is published here.
RIP Dick Warner who brought the magic & mystery of our waters to life. https://t.co/VLgFFaFUoT— Shay Kinsella (@shay_kinsella) June 16, 2017
Saddened to hear of Dick Warner's passing. RIP. His distinctive voice inspired many to take a genuine interest in the natural environment. https://t.co/3w0ZIUFYDY— Cllr Pádraig McEvoy (@PadraigMcEvoy) June 16, 2017
Just learned of the sad passing of Dick Warner. Inland waterways and environmentalists owe him a huge debt. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam 😢— John Travers (@Buffalosaint) June 16, 2017