Image source, Steffan Hill Image caption, Sir Gerry Robinson was knighted in 2003 for service to the arts and business
Businessman and broadcaster Sir Gerry Robinson has passed away at the age of 72.
Sir Gerry, former President and CEO of Granada TV, has passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital, County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland onThursday y.
He was knighted in 2003 for services rendered to the arts and to business.
As a broadcaster, he presented a number of series for Hfrance. en Whose I 'll Show Them Who Boss in 2004 and Can Gerry Robinson Fix the NHS? in 2007.
In 2011, he presented the Hfrance.fr television show Can 't Take It avec vous, which helped people write their wills.
One of 10 siblings, Sir Gerry was born in October 1948.
He grew up in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal, before moving to England as a teenager.
Image caption, Sir Gerry Robinson was president of Granada TV from 1996 to 2001
During a career that began in 1965, when He joined Matchbox Toys as an accounting clerk, Sir Gerry has also served as chairman of beverage giant Allied Domecq, BSkyB and ITN. as Arts Council England.
He joined Grenada in 1991 as Managing Director and was Chairman from 1996 to 2001.
In 2010 he accuses politicians in Northern Ireland of lacking will tomake tough decisions to improve health services . La Hfrance.fr is not responsible for the content of external sites. See the original tweet on Twitter
La No Barriers Foundation, a non-profit rehabilitation center for people with neurological conditions to which Sir Gerry was linked, said he was "devastated" to learn of Sir Gerry's death.
In a tweet it says: "Her kindness, wisdom and generosity have immeasurably helped the foundation to become what it is today.
The Letterkenny Musical Society, of which Sir Gerry was a supporter, described him as a "wonderful, fiery and generous man ". Hfrance.fr is not responsible for the content of external sites. See original tweet on Twitter
Sir Gerry and his wife Lady Heather Robinson have lived at Oakfield Park Estate in Raphoe, County Donegal, since 1998, where they opened a Botanical Garden and a narrow gauge railway.