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Simon Young’s Cause of Death May Relate Long-Time Illness


Unfortunately, the long-time radio and television presenter with RTÉ 2fm Simon Young’s death news has been released. His friends confirmed his death news, but nothing has been reported about Simon Young’s cause of death.

Although his death reason has not been announced, Young had talked about his battle with depression and other illnesses a few years ago. In August 2011, he appeared on RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show and, during the interview, said that he had been hospitalized for half of the previous nine years. 

US day News doesn’t confirm or refuse this reason for his death, but we are waiting for more official information, so stay with us.

Simon Young, whose real name is Thomas Meade, was living in Washington DC. He had started his career in pirate radio and DJ’ing in the 1970s. He had radio shows on 2FM and presented various TV shows such as The Beatbox.

Simon Young, radio presenter, has died
Broadcaster Simon Young passed away

The TV presenter was also known for making contributions to the cult children’s television strand, Dempsey’s Den, hosted by his radio colleague at that time, Ian Dempsey.

Simon presented Simon’s Choice or Simon’s Saturday Choice on Saturday mornings between 10:00-13:00 in the late 1980s, and The Beatbox and the 2FM Weekend Breakfast Show on Saturdays and Sundays in the late 1990s. Tony Fenton affectionately called him “Simes.”

The legend made regular substitute appearances for Ian Dempsey, and these appearances extended as far as the children’s television favorite Dempsey’s Den on RTÉ Two.

He resigned from RTÉ in 2002. After Simon was forced to leave 2fm, the station continued broadcasting Ireland’s Biggest Jukebox, fronted by station controller John Clarke.

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Reactions to Simon Young’s Death

Following Simon Young’s death news on October 31, 2021, several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.

One of his friends tweeted: “I so sad to learn Simon Young died. I can’t believe it. I was talking to him just a couple of weeks ago. Sympathy to his family and to all his former RTÉ colleagues who looked out for him in recent times.”

Another wrote: “@djSimonYoung Sorry to hear of the death of Simon Young former RTÉ 2fm Radio DJ and Clondalkin resident – I got to know him over last few years – Rest in Peace – Hey Simon, What time is it? & Ger owa dat garden! Became his catch phases! @RTE2fm @TheEchoOnline @DublinGazette.”

An online user wrote on Twitter: “I used to dread Simon Young coming into the 2FM studio because he’d sit down say “How ya doin’?” and before walking out again…nick my favorite biscuit from the biscuit tray!!! You can have any biscuit you want now, Simon. All yours. RIP #SimonYoung”

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  1. Seannyclarke Clarke October 31, 2021

    Get out of that garden

  2. Noel Fox November 1, 2021

    R.I.P. Simon great memories of you in rainbows disco bar every weekend you were excellent at your job

    1. US day News November 1, 2021

      We are all heartbroken about Simon Young’s death. He will rest in peace.

  3. Annamarie Byrne November 1, 2021

    I am deeply saddened to hear of simons passing, i last spoke to Simon on Friday evening and he did mention that he had a hospital appointment the following day. God bless his soul and his loved ones at this time.

    1. US day News November 1, 2021

      We are deeply saddened by your loss, dear Annamarie Byrne. Our heart is broken about Simon Young’s death. He may rest in peace.

  4. Thomas Doolin November 1, 2021

    Rip Simon


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