Family and friends mourn popular radio sports editor Kevin Casey

Family, friends and work colleagues are today mourning the death of radio sports editor Kevin Casey, who worked for WLR FM in Waterford.

Kevin, who celebrated his 40th birthday last year died after a short illness.

He was originally from Glenflesk, Killarney, Co Kerry and began working in WLR FM 10 years ago.

He is survived by his wife Marguerite, the couple's three young sons Paul, Mark and James, his parents Paddy and Mary, sisters Marie and Majella and his brother Martin.

His family has thanked his medical team and said they were particularly grateful to his oncology unit, oncology liason nurses and home care team.

Kevin has been honoured many times for his work in sport with WLR FM, winning a GAA MacNamee award in 2010 for his programme which celebrated the jubilee of Waterford's All Ireland win in 1959.

Last year he won another MacNamee award for his interview with Waterford hurler Maurice Shanahan where Maurice gave an open and honest account of his struggle with depression. Last October he won a prestigious PPI National Radio Award for the same programme.

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