Caption: Johnny Kennedy Radio City DJ
Radio DJ Johnny Kennedy has been called ‘legendary’ by those who knew him best as his death was announced.
The radio presenter and performer died after a ‘long illness’, having dedicated his life to working in the Radio City Tower in Liverpool.
Kennedy could also be heard on the airwaves of numerous local stations including Dune FM, Wirral Radio, and River Radio.
In a statement, Dune Radio said: ‘Very sad news to hear that radio legend Johnny Kennedy has sadly passed away.
‘Our thoughts are with Johnny’s friends and family at this very sad time. RIP JK JD.’
The station shared that Kennedy worked there from launch day in 2016, then called Sandgrounder Radio as well as when they launched under a ’28 day broadcast licence in 2015′.
Billy Butler, a veteran broadcaster, paid tribute and said: ‘So sad to hear of the passing of Johnny Kennedy comedian, DJ, vocalist, opera singer, marathon runner, charity champion and devoted husband.
‘Always great company. My deepest sympathy to Linda who was his rock. Love lives on.’
Alongside his work on the radio, Kennedy dedicated much time to helping charities, including helping local theatre companies.
Anne Dalton, of ABD Productions added: ‘So sad to hear of the passing of Johnny Kennedy. A lovely lyrical tenor, entertaining raconteur, consummate professional and true gentleman.
‘We’ll treasure the magical performances from the man who inspired so many members of cast and made, with them, the countless, happy memories we all share. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed.’
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