Tributes have flowed from his many colleagues and collaborators for the former 2FM radio DJ Simon Young upon the news of his sad passing.
Thomas Meade began his career in the halycon days of pirate radio in the 1970s progressing to greater national prominence in the 1980s.
His warm presence and excellent presentation drew him followers aplenty in his radio career, while his ability to relate to people also won him favour.
The vibrant Young also presented The Beatbox, a popular radio and TV simulcast in the late 1980’s, into the early 1990’s. He also contributed to Dempsey’s Den, hosted by his radio colleague Ian Dempsey.
In the 80s, he also presented Simon’s Choice or Simon’s Saturday Choice on Saturday mornings.
Another radio legend has left us.
Simon Young, a veteran of Irish radio from the 70s pirates through to his years with the national broadcaster passed away today.
R.I.P. to him and condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/pfOQslVSPK
— Radiowaves.FM (@radiowavesfm) October 31, 2021
Extremely Sad news about Thomas Anthony Meade AKA Simon Young RIP – a naturally deep thinking soul loving funny friend ….. https://t.co/tyqBswWnjw
— Ian Dempsey (@IanDempsey) October 31, 2021
Farewell to an Irish radio legend
From 2fm to the Den – and of course “G’wan outta dat Iano”
Simon Young RIP pic.twitter.com/D89cvhrQmQ
— Will Leahy (@willleahy) November 1, 2021
So sad to hear that Simon Young is no longer with us. We’d great craic on The Den with Simon as each week he brought us The Pop Gossip proving beyond proof that we didn’t use scripts! Hope there’s a big aul garden in heaven he can tell people to get outra! RIP Pal. #simonyoung pic.twitter.com/tVIwDup1Ka
— Dustin The Turkey (@DustinOfficial) November 1, 2021
Hearing this sad news overnight. The 80s and 90s were great years for Irish radio, and for over 15 years the original 2FM was the only show in town.
Rest well, Simon Young, kind, caring, funny, and one of the best. A natural at what he did https://t.co/G8cM1jIQqE
— Gareth O'Callaghan (@GarethOCal) November 1, 2021