Jimi has left an emotional tribute to his long-time RTE hostess, who died on Saturday aged 90.RTE presenter Chris O’Brien paid tribute to “a wonderful woman, a wonderful friend” who has left a “deep hole” in the hearts of many.
“She was a wonderful person, a lovely friend and she will be sorely missed,” O’Briensaid.
“Her loss has been felt very deeply and her spirit is not one of sadness, she was not one to be swept away by the storm of life.”
Jimi was inducted into the RTE Hall of Fame last year and will be inducted in the New Year Honours in January.RÉ, whose news coverage is known for its satirical take on politics, is a regular contributor to RTE.
The programme’s weekly news bulletin, The Jimi Story, is broadcast in more than 400 languages around the world.
Jimi Hendron’s son and grandson have both spoken out about the news of his father’s death.
In a statement released on Saturday, a statement from Jimi’s son John said: “I am so sorry to hear about Jimi.
Jimi was one of the greatest entertainers and musicians in history and his legacy is beyond measure.”
In an interview with Radio 4’s Today programme in December, Hendrix said he was “deeply saddened” by the news.
“It’s just a sad day, I’m sorry, to hear of it,” he said.
“Jimi had an incredible career and I know I was fortunate to have had him as my mentor.
I can’t wait to get on with my life and get out of this horrible place we’re in.”
Jimihart Hendrix, the band’s lead guitarist, said the news was “heartbreaking”.
“It is an extremely sad day for all of us at Hendrix family and beyond,” he told Today.
“There is a lot of sorrow and sorrow and we are trying to hold together.”