Tony Fenton

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Birthday
25, 1961
Birthplace
Glasnevin, Ireland
Death Date
Mar 11, 2015 (53)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
25, 1961
Birthplace
Glasnevin, Ireland
Death Date
Mar 11, 2015 (53)

About

Former Irish radio broadcaster who was known for his work on 2FM and later Today FM. He used his platform as a public presence to speak about his struggles with the prostate cancer that eventually took his life in 2015.

Before Fame

His radio career started in 1979 with ARD. He eventually made his way to 2FM, where he would spend nearly two decades, in 1985.

Trivia

He's a member of the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame. He was named Music Broadcaster of the Year in 2008 and was a childhood soccer teammate of future Liverpool star Ronnie Whelan.

Family Life

His brother, Paul, set up the Tony Fenton Foundation to help raise cancer awareness and funds for research. His real name was Anthony Fagan.

Associated With

The last person he interviewed before his death was Bono, whose band, U2, performed at Fenton's funeral.