Tributes as fashionable TV newscaster Aideen Kennedy passes away

Popular newscaster Aideen Kennedy has died in a while after saying on social media she had a terminal sickness and asking folks to “keep an eye out” for her youngsters.

acquainted face on UTV information announcements over time, the 43-year-old published she was once receiving palliative care in a Twitter submit on Friday morning and died later that night time.

In her ultimate social media submit, the popular journalist, who were admitted to medical institution lately, made a heart-rending plea to her fans to seem out for her small children after her loss of life. She stated: “Life has not gone well and I am as sick as I was as when I went in to hospital. [I’m] essentially going home to die but getting palliative care. The kids know. If you come across them, will you keep an eye out for them? They are the kindest, sweetest, most thoughtful kiddies.”

Her former employer UTV issued a remark describing her as a talented journalist and providing sympathy to her circle of relatives.

A spokeswoman stated: “The UTV family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former colleague and friend Aideen Kennedy. A truly gifted reporter, she spent many years at UTV bringing viewers stories from all over Northern Ireland.”

DUP MLA Emma Little-Pengelly stated she was once “absolutely devastated” over the loss of life of her gorgeous, humorous, type good friend”. She added: “I will miss her terribly. We met 22 years ago when we shared a room for the summer in DC and became firm friends. Goodbye beautiful girl.”

Alliance Councillor Sian Mulholland tweeted: “My heart absolutely breaks for Aideen’s parents who have now had to say goodbye to their four children. Life can be so exceptionally cruel.”

SDLP councillor Seamas de Faoite stated he was once “heartbroken” over the inside track: “Mam babysat Aideen, Dara and Fiona for years. Aideen was such a bright light who had been through so much.”

Following Aideen’s announcement about her analysis on social media, there was once an outpouring of affection and sympathy from her pals, fans and previous colleagues.

BBC weatherman Barra Best stated: “So sorry to read this. Life really can deal some bitter blows. And of course we’ll keep an eye out for them [Aideen’s children]. I’ll try to make sure they get some decent weather.”

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Aideen is survived by way of her two youngsters and her folks

Aideen was once considered one of 4 siblings and the fourth to die younger. She is survived by way of her two youngsters Jacob and Eva, in addition to her folks Noel and Maura.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph in 2019, she informed of the tragedies which had befallen her brothers and sister. She misplaced her older sister Fiona to most cancers in 2016, lower than a 12 months after her cherished more youthful brother Dara had died from a mind tumour.

Aideen stated: “I grew up in Belfast. It was once me, my folks — Dad was once an engineer and Mum was once a trainer — my sister Fiona and my brother Dara.

“Both Fiona and Dara have kicked the bucket in recent times. Fiona was once 44 and Dara was once simply 35. They have been my absolute best pals.

“I had some other brother, Rory, who was once killed in a highway coincidence when he was once one. We mentioned him always.

“Seamus Heaney’s Mid-Term Break jogs my memory of Rory. The line ‘I saw him, for the first time in six weeks. Paler now, wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple’ at all times caught with me.

“My mum stated Rory gave the look of an angel and also you wouldn’t have recognized the rest had took place, with the exception of the bruise.

“I take into account a trainer studying that poem out. It right away made me bring to mind him.

“My mum Maura and pop Noel are the most powerful and most lovable folks I do know. With my mum being a trainer and my dad in the beginning from Argentina, the character of our circle of relatives has at all times had the youngsters at the leading edge.

“We’re very people-orientated as a family. We were a very close family and we did a lot together.”

In the similar interview, Aideen paid tribute to her folks, who live to tell the tale all their youngsters.

She stated: “They have been through so much, having lost three of their children, but they refuse to let life overtake them. They are funny, loving and supportive and enjoy everything life has to offer. They’re champion bridge players. While I don’t massively approve of them playing bridge all around the world because my nerves are shot when they are gallivanting, I admire their attitude to life.”

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