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21st Mar 2019

Ryan Tubridy pens emotional tribute to Laura Brennan after her tragic death

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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Yesterday we learned the sad news that Laura Brennan had passed away.

Laura had been battling cervical cancer for two years, having been diagnosed at the age of 24.

The brave Laura spent the last couple of years campaigning for the HPV vaccine, in the hopes that other women could be spared her illness.

And now, Ryan Tubridy has shared a moving tribute to her.

“I post this happy picture on a sad day when we heard that the incomparable Laura Brennan died,” he wrote on instagram.

“Laura was one of those extraordinary people who shine brightly and make friends easily with whoever they meet by sheer force of personality and natural kindness.”

“She had these traits in abundance. I met her a number of times and walked away utterly taken aback by her verve and commitment to help people throughout her campaigning.”

“The world will be quieter and sadder without her. Our thoughts are with her family for whom a bright light was cruelly prevented from shining but her legacy will not be forgotten. May she Rest In Peace.”

Laura had recently been named Clare Person of the Year 2019.

Our thoughts are with everyone who was lucky enough to know Laura.