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"We will miss you so much": Tributes paid after 98FM's Johnny Lyons dies suddenly

The station said last night that he passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home.

Image: 98FM via Facebook

Updated 11.50pm


The 98FM Sports Editor hosted the popular Now That’s What I Call Sport show on Sundays and will have been a familiar voice to Premier League fans following his stint on Today FM’s Premier League Live.

He made his 98FM debut in 1996 after dropping a demo into the station. His interview with former Celtic striker John Hartson, coming after Hartson’s cancer battle, saw him widely praised and was described by Lyons as a career highlight.

In a statement on their Facebook page last night, the station said he passed suddenly and peacefully at his home.

Everyone at 98FM is heartbroken at the death of our dear colleague and great friend, Johnny Lyons. Johnny died suddenly and peacefully at his home in Dublin.

Johnny has been the backbone of our sports team for over 20 years. His larger than life personality and passion for sport defined Johnny for so many.

We will miss you so much.

Rest in peace.

Tributes have been pouring in for Lyons:

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- with reporting from Órla Ryan

Originally published: 20.25

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