'Too young': Tributes pour in as 2FM DJ Alan McQuillan dies suddenly 1 year ago

'Too young': Tributes pour in as 2FM DJ Alan McQuillan dies suddenly

Tributes have been paid to 2FM broadcaster Alan McQuillan, who has passed away.

The DJ and producer, who worked across a number of RTÉ stations for the past 18 years, died suddenly yesterday at the age of 36.

Alan became a regular presenter in 2014 when he took over hosting the Early Breakfast show.

He also began presenting weekday show 'The Workstation' on RTÉ Pulse the same year.

Jim Jennings, RTÉ Director of Content, said that he'd be dearly missed.

'Too young': Tributes paid as 2FM DJ Alan McQuillan dies suddenly

"We will miss him dearly, and we send our thoughts and condolences to his family and to his many friends both inside and outside RTÉ."

Some of biggest names in radio paid tribute to Alan on social media today as news of his death broke.

"Lost a dear friend today suddenly. Life is so precious," tweeted DJ Nikki Hayes.

Taking to Instagram, she added; "I’m so so sad. The shock has lifted and I’ve been in tears the last hour. #rip to a wonderful friend."

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Presenter Baz Ashmawy remembered Alan as someone "kind with buckets of talent, funny, gentle and clever."

Lucy Kennedy, Ray Shah and Maia Dunphy were also among those who expressed upset over his death.

A book of condolences has been opened at RTÉ Radio Centre.