Renowned businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson dies aged 72
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Sir Gerry Robinson, the famous Irish businessman and broadcaster passed away today, Thursday, October 14, at the age of 72. He is believed to have died at Letterkenny University Hospital in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.
Born and raised in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, as a teenager he moved to England. In 2003 Sir Gerry was knighted by the Queen for his services to the arts and business. His entrepreneurial spirit eventually led him to become the former President and CEO of Granada TV.
Sir Gerry’s career began with the Matchbox Toys company, introduced in the UK by Lesney Products in 1953, and now owned by Mattel, Inc, which bought the brand in 1997.
after which he became president of Allied Domecq, the beverage giant. He has also served as chairman of broadcasting entities, BSkyB and ITN, as well as the Arts Council England.
In 2004, ‘I’ll Show Them Who’s Boss’ was a big hit for Gerry, which he featured on the BBC. This was followed by another achievement in 2007 with ‘Can Gerry Robinson Fix The NHS?’, Also with the BBC, as reported by bbc.com.
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