News broke this afternoon that renowned broadcaster Gay Byrne passed away at the age of 85. The original and longest-serving host of 'The Late Late Show' had a career spanning six decades in Irish broadcasting.

As well as the 'Late Late', Byrne presented a long-running radio show on RTÉ Radio 1, first known as 'The Gay Byrne Hour' and then 'The Gay Byrne Show'. He also hosted 'The Rose of Tralee' for a number of years, as well as 'Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?', 'The Calor Housewife of the Year' and most recently, 'The Meaning of Life'.

A special live edition of 'The Late Late Show' will air in tribute to Gay Byrne tomorrow night on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Tributes have been pouring in for Gay with the broadcaster now trending across Twitter in Ireland and worldwide.

And finally... we are simply not able for sad Mr Tayto.