Sad news

This morning we hear of sad news of Tom’s death; I’m rarely at a loss for words and cannot find them today. With best wishes to your family and friends Tom

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Here are some of the tributes - the sheer volume of column inches devoted to this moment in time gives you an idea of the regard in which Tom is held. 

 https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/sam-smyth-big-tom-shy-but-always-polite-let-his-songs-do-the-talking-1.3464787

 https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0417/955054-irish-country-legend-big-tom-mcbride-dies/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43793492

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43802303

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/irish-country-singer-big-tom-mcbride-dies-aged-81-1.3464355

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0417/955075-in-pictures-big-tom-mc-bride-1936-2018/

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2018/0417/955054-irish-country-legend-big-tom-mcbride-dies/

https://www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/music/2453875/country-music-legend-big-tom-mcbride-dead-aged-81-just-months-after-wife-rose-passed-away/

https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/big-tom-mcbride-dead-legendary-irish-country-music-singer-dies-aged-81-a3815961.html

http://www.itv.com/news/utv/2018-04-17/tributes-paid-to-country-music-giant-big-tom-mcbride/

https://www.independent.ie/videos/entertainment/watch-touching-tribute-to-irelands-king-of-country-music-big-tom-mcbride-36816027.html

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/we-referred-to-him-as-the-king-tributes-pour-in-as-country-music-singer-big-tom-dies-aged-81-36814924.html

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/04/17/news/country-music-in-mourning-after-death-of-big-tom-mcbride-1306583/

https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/947367/Big-Tom-McBride-Irish-singer-dead-death-cause-news-latest-tributes

https://www.irishmirror.ie/showbiz/irish-showbiz/big-tom-countryirish-ireland-daniel-12376853

http://www.thejournal.ie/big-tom-death-3961868-Apr2018/

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/late-late-country-music-special-to-pay-tribute-to-big-tom-837813.html

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/big-tom-mcbride-tributes-paid-14540943

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/tributes-after-passing-of-big-tom-mcbride-81-1-8462879

https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/big-tom-mcbride-irish-country-music

http://www.northernsound.ie/funeral-arrangements-announced-for-big-toms-as-tributes-from-far-and-wide-are-paid-to-the-country-music-legend/

https://www.catholicbishops.ie/2018/04/17/monsignor-joseph-mcguinness-pays-tribute-to-the-late-big-tom-mcbride-rip/

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/04/17/varadkar-leads-tributes-as-irish-country-music-star-big-tom-mcbr/

https://www.derryjournal.com/news/tributes-as-legend-big-tom-passes-away-1-8463908

https://www.taoiseach.gov.ie/eng/News/Taoiseach%27s_Press_Releases/Statement_by_An_Taoiseach_on_the_death_of_Big_Tom_McBride.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/he-went-out-the-way-he-came-music-world-mourns-big-tom-h3f0j93xm

http://armaghi.com/news/ireland-news/irish-country-legend-big-tom-mcbride-has-died-aged-81/66423